Convento de Nossa Senhora do Desterro, Monchique

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  • The monastery is not too exciting, but it was a nice stroll through Monchique, hike uphill then admire views from the top.  more »
  • It's about a 20 minute fairly steep uphill walk from Monchique square from where I believe it is signposted. We just followed our noses up through the little streets and alleys which was lovely until ...  more »
  • It's quite a climb but above, on smooth stones. Signs indicate the route. You walk the last bit by a cork oak grove (500 m). Initially see a a heavily dilapidated, old building. Until a male pops up that you invite to join to go in ..... you in a a dilapidated Chapel/Shrine visit, the roof is gone, weeds growing here and there. Here and there you can see remains of beautiful tiles ... Fun and surprising! The little man we have to thank a few euros (on the advice of some tourists who were on their way we come across).
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  • It was a really nice visit. The owner still lives there so it is not really "abadonded", but there are still some places left open. Getting to the church takes a small hike from approximately 30 minutes from the center of town.
  • Interesting ruin (part of the arched roof is held up by long sticks) there's a few friendly people seem to live there (who only speak Portuguese) great views. A lovely area
  • It's a ruin with a nice view over the town. In the ruin live some friendly homeless people who are happy to show you around the place for a small reward.
  • Unfortunately to do interesting ruins on the way with strange figures had (guitarist) you should make the one large sheet, if he appeals to a
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  • Einame monastery ruins with panoramic views.
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