Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar, Vila Nova de Gaia

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Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar is located in Vila Nova de Gaia. Our Vila Nova de Gaia itinerary maker makes visiting Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar and other Vila Nova de Gaia attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 18, 2017
    It must be said that from the square in front of the monastery enjoys a beautiful view over the Harbor, but here ends part apprrezzabile: in fact, the "visit" of the monastery includes a small room with some displays and access to a neglected little enclosure that makes more sadness than anything else. It would be a dot (if possible ...), I've added one to the belvedere.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Is a must visit for day and night. Best view of the port. The night has a special touch of illumination.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Serra do Pilar monastery is the ancient and well worth a visit. Tell your story panels and there are guided tours with explanations very interesting and on the tour and under military control, we can visit the interior of the Church and also the viewpoint that there is in the upper part and it's amazing the views that we have there and is very worthwhile.
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  • Best sunset and night view here. I visit here everyday during my stay in Porto.
  • Go in the late afternoon so you can enjoy the outstanding view of the sunset. You can go by car and park up there or by cablecar.
  • The view of the river and Ribeira is amazing. Try to visit during the sundown. It's unforgettable!
  • Must visit. Just be careful, on Monday it's closed
  • Spectacular location with a sublime view to Porto as to Gaia.

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Where to stay in Vila Nova de Gaia

Located just across the river from Porto's Old Town, Vila Nova de Gaia boasts a distinctive identity of its own.You can take advantage of the area's trendy riverfront district and its world-famous Port wine cellars by staying in one of the neighborhoods just south of the bridges to Old Town Porto. This puts you within easy walking distance of the wine cellars, while leaving you in close proximity to historical sites across the river by foot, bus, or taxi. Farther from the river are several international chain hotels offering comfortable rooms with high standards of cleanliness. You'll also find locally run inns and bed and breakfasts in the heart of the city's more residential neighborhoods of Cravelos and Mafamude.
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