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Monastery of Alcobaca

Praca 25 de Abril, Alcobaca 2460-018, Portugal
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Praca 25 de Abril, Alcobaca 2460-018, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the first Gothic churches in Portugal, the Alcobaca Monastery was built at the command of the first king of Portugal, Afonso Henriques, to commemorate his victory over the Moors. Much of the monastery was built in the mid-12th Century, although some parts are...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 5 days ago

I took my two kids around this place in about 35 minutes - we had to be quick as they were closing. I would have liked longer, but it was just about enough to see everything and be impressed. There are few places in the...More

Thank Nick I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the monastery this afternoon - fantastic light in the cloister. Can recommend to visit this place and also to walk around town.

Thank tomtomzim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really had a great time visiting this place in the center of town. The whole area is perfect for a nice stroll. There are nice small restaurants around to enjoy after the visit to the monastery and the adjacent church. Great for people interested...More

Thank Foncho11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Monastery of Alcobaça and Batalha Monastery are my own personal favorites in Portugal. I prefer both to somewhat overcrowded Sintra. Everything is so atmospheric at the beautiful and austere domain of this Cistercian Abbey... lovely cloister of King Dinis, the cloister of Silence and the...More

2  Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Alcobaça is a lovely small town dominated by the beautiful Monastery. It is very large and interesting so be prepared to spend at least two hours plus here. The sheer scale is amazing. It is well worth the time spent exploring every corner and an...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This monastery is a great place to visit. you will get to see a place from medieval times. The surroundings are also very interesting. For all ages

Thank Liliana P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Though not as beautiful as the Batalha monastery, it is older and still a must see for it's architecture as also for the tombs of the legendary lovers: King Pedro and his beloved Ines, murdered by his father. Like Batalha it commemorates a military victory...More

Thank Bonesetter
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The archetecture itself is very impressive, the cloisters are beautiful. The love story of Ines and Pedro, with their beautifully carved coffins right there in the front of cathedral, makes the visit even more satisfying.

Thank joyj12345
Reviewed 7 July 2017

The size of the fireplace and kitchen table of Alcobaça's monastery is totally astounding. Reportedly, the kitchen catered for 999 monks.The cloisters are very peaceful, despite the many visitors. Time standing still. The monastery is huge. So put on your walking shoes. It is a...More

Thank Tanja S
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