Ancede and Ribadouro

Monastery of Santo André de Ancede

Rua de Santo André - Ancede

12th century - 19th century

Although not known the date of its foundation, it is known that in 1120 this Monastery belonged already to the Diocese of Porto, being connected to the Canons Regrantes of St. Augustine. In 1141, D. Afonso Henriques sold the Charter de Couto to the abbot of the Monastery for 150 morabitinos. In 1560, it is annexed to the Convent of St. Domingos of Lisbon, by decision of Pope Pius IV. In the eighteenth century several buildings are built that still today make this architectural ensemble remarkable: the Barns and the Cellar, the octagonal Chapel of Our Lord of Bom Despacho and probably the Fontanário.  At the beginning of the In the 19th century, the monastery was sold by public auction, being held by the Baron of Ancede.

Guided visit.

Winter time:
Thursday to Sunday:

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (last entry to visit at 12:00 p.m.)

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last entry to visit at 4:00 p.m.)

DST (June to October):
Wednesday through Sunday:

10h30 às 13h30 (última entrada para visita às 12h30)

14h30 às 18h30 (última entrada para visita às 17h30)

Ticket prices:
Normal ticket - € 1.00
School Groups1 (out of the county) - 0,50 € px

1 We offer the visit to the teachers involved in the visit


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Air conditioning
Swimming Pool
Free entrance
Private Park
Public transport
Guided tour