Convento de Nossa Senhora do Desterro, Monchique

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  • Hadn't heard of the convent before but saw the signs and was intrigued. The guy who seems to squat there beckoned me in and showed me around - a derelict building but reminiscent of The English Patien...  more »
  • When we eventually found it, and it took some doing, we were not sure we were at the right place. We actually found it after we had given up. Look for the Convento signs. There is a little hike up to ...  more »
  • Monchique is a steep little village and the walk up from the town's unprepossessing square does take you through the most interesting and picturesque parts. The final section of the walk to the conven...  more »
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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.
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  • Einame monastery ruins with panoramic views.
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