Mosteiro de Leça do Balio

The Monastery of Leça do Balio, already existing in the 10th century, was profoundly altered in the 14th century under the direction of Estêvão Vasques Pimentel. From the 16th century, several interventions by Diogo Pires, the “Moço” stand out. The monastery church, restored in 1930, is one of the most important examples of Gothic architecture in Portugal. In this church took place the marriage of King Dom Fernando and Dona Leonor Teles. It was also the first headquarters of the Military Order of the Hospital.


Rua de Santos Lessa
4450-332,Leça do Balio


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  • tuesday: 14:00-17:30
  • wednesday: 09:00-12:00, 14:00-17:30
  • thursday: 09:00-12:00, 14:00-17:30
  • friday: 09:00-12:00, 14:00-17:30
  • saturday: 09:00-12:00, 14:00-17:30
  • sunday: 09:00-12:00, 14:00-17:30

Monuments near Mosteiro de Leça do Balio

Busto de António Nobre

A tribute monument to António Nobre, the famous Portuguese poet.

Capela de Santana

A baroque chapel built in the 18th century that underwent large works in the 20th century. The façade is covered by pattern tiles.

Capela de Santo António do Telheiro

A neoclassicist chapel, dating back to the 18th century, with a longitudinal plan and the interior decorated with neoclassicist retables. In 1956 the main faça…

Escultura de Zulmiro de Carvalho

Sculpture by Zulmiro de Carvalho, with about fifteen feet long, its immense fountains that night light, providing a nice visual spectacle.

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