12th century - 19th century
Although the date of its foundation is unknown, it is known that in 1120 this Monastery already belonged to the Diocese of Porto, being linked to the Canons of St. Augustine. In 1141, D. Afonso Henriques sells the Carta de Couto to the abbot of the Monastery for 150 Morabitinos. In 1560, it is annexed to the Convent of São Domingos de Lisboa, by decision of Pope Pius IV. In the 18th century, several buildings were constructed that still make this architectural complex stand out today: the granaries and the cellar, the octagonal chapel of Nosso Sr. do 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.
10:30 am to 12:30 pm (last admission at 11:30 am)
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (last entry to visit at 4:00 p.m.)
*It is advisable to book in advance, as priority will be given to those who have an appointment.
SPACES NOT TEMPORARILY VISITABLE:
Chapel of Bom Despacho
Exhibition Centre for Vines and Wine
Visits to the Farm