Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar

Built on an escarpment above the Douro River, Serra do Pilar, and with Porto as a backdrop, the monument is a former convent of the Canons Regular of Santo Agostinho, founded in 1537. This work has undergone a significant number of transformations which completely modified the initial project, presenting a circular shape and being surrounded by a balcony and topped by a light lantern. The interior features 18th century carvings and sculptures and the upper part is of Baroque origin, being considered a unique example in Portugal due to the circular church and cloister.


Largo de Aviz
4430-329,Vila Nova de Gaia


  • 2.00€
  • Difficult external parking
  • Convents & Monasteries

    opening hours


  • tuesday: 10:00-18:30
  • wednesday: 10:00-18:30
  • thursday: 10:00-18:30
  • friday: 10:00-18:30
  • saturday: 10:00-18:30
  • sunday: 10:00-18:30

  • Winter

  • tuesday: 10:00-17:30
  • wednesday: 10:00-17:30
  • thursday: 10:00-17:30
  • friday: 10:00-17:30
  • saturday: 10:00-17:30
  • sunday: 10:00-17:30

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