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It's a quiet place, where you can visit the shop, coffee and the chapel. The sisters sell breads, coffees and small gifts. At the end of the day you can listen the sister signing. You can do everything in less than an hour.
It's worth visiting if you are religious, as it is an spiritual place, with a beautiful chapel and moments of pray with the monjas (it is worth to attent the canto gregoriano moment, at 17:45). There is a small shop and the products made by...More
If you wanna stay in a peaceful place, with a beautiful scenery, gardens, lake, and on Saturday morning when I visited, I attended the Mass, and the mums sang gregorian songs...wow...amazing...I´ve heard they have a crafts store but we did not visit in the occasion.
The Monastery of St. Joseph (São João) is a neat, peaceful place. Not a tourist attraction, really. You can walk around the grounds and the garden, shop bread, pastries, jams and handicraft made by the nuns, visit the chapel and listen to their Gregorian chants....More