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Convento de Santa Cruz do Buçaco is a former Carmelite monastery in the Mata Nacional do Buçaco (Buçaco forest) protected forest of the Serra do Buçaco, Portugal.Use our Luso trip planning app to add Convento de Santa Cruz do Bucaco and other attractions to your Luso vacation plans.
It was constructed in 1628. It closed in 1834 following the suppression of male religious orders and dissolution of the monasteries in Portugal at the end of the Portuguese Civil War.
Most of the buildings were demolished and the stones were reused in the Palace Hotel of Buçaco. However the chapel of the convent, with Baroque altarpieces, remains beside the hotel.
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The Palacio and the forest are beautiful, but the Convento situated alongside the Palacio is a bit disappointing. It does not convey the same feeling of peace and serenity as the Convento dos... more »
Filled with hidden walkways and ancient stone paths, the forests, first planted by monks long, long ago, are well worth a visit. The train from Coimbra goes once a day only, and returns too shortly... more »
Amazing hotel - okay, the rooms need a refurb. But I had a downtown Abbey style bath, in a n are deco room, in a fabulous relic of a hotel. Go and enjoy.
Great historical place to see together with the surrounding park
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