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The first Gothic building and the largest Gothic religious structure in Portugal, Monastery of Alcobaca presents royal rooms, tombs, a blue-tiled kitchen, and colossally high interior spaces. Formed in the 12th century and developed until the 18th century, the monastery was home to generations of monks and is the final resting place to many kings and queens, including Afonso II and Urraca of Castile, Afonso III and Beatrice of Castile, and King Pedro I and his mistress. See the insides of the monastery--rising over 20 m (65 ft)--and visit the 18th-century kitchen, which reveals the Cistercian monks' astonishing mastery of hydraulic engineering. You can take a guided tour at the site. Plan to visit Monastery of Alcobaca and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Alcobaca attractions using our Alcobaca trip itinerary maker website .
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Fátima, Batalha, Alcobaça, and Óbidos Full Day Private Tour from Lisbon BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $53
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Monastery of Alcobaca Reviews
É um mosteiro bonito de se visitar, com a sua imponência. No entanto, está a precisar de umas remodelações/restaurações. Penso que por ser o menos conhecido/visitado dos 3 mosteiros (Batalha, Alcobaça... more »It is a beautiful monastery to visit, with its grandeur. However, you're in need of remodeling/restoring. I think that being the least known/visited of the 3 monasteries (Batalha, Alcobaça and Tomar) is the least careful. He needs attention for him.
Adorei visitar o Mosteiro de Alcobaça. Contudo deve ser restaurado toda a parte do jardim e edifícios circundantes. more »I loved visiting the Monastery of Alcobaça. However, the entire part of the garden and surrounding buildings should be restored.
This has the most amazing kitchen you could ever imagine. The love story of Pedro and Ines is so sad and seeing their resting place and decorative tombs is a must.
Has to be my favorite place I visited in Portugal. Is the inspirational love story of “Romeo and Juliet” maybe that’s the reason I appreciated its location, a true representation that love never ends at least that’s one of the stories told. The Gothic architecture design was built by Alfonso Henriques.
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