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Monastery of Alcobaca, Alcobaca
(4.6/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
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. Put Monastery of Alcobaca on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Alcobaca trip builder.
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  • Very nice, well preserved. A must-visit to Portugal's past. However I leave two repairs that I find it very important to be improved: 1) Monastery a little "empty", looks like we're in a monastery was ransacked. Could at least replicas of objects from each room (bedroom, kitchen, etc.) and/or have a panel/poster with a possible reconstruction of each site, thus making the visit more engaging and helping the visitor to better understand what it would be like to live in that monastery, at that time. 2) having little information written throughout the visit, should recommend the purchase of the ticket that there is "audio tour", I noticed there is only when she was already was making the visit when I saw the symbols.
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  • This monastery is a Mediaeval Roman Catholic monastery located in the town of Alcobaça. It seems this was one of the first Gothic building to be built. in Spain. It is a huge complex and displays a gr...  more »
  • After visiting the monastery of Batalha, Alcobaça impacted us not so much. But, of course, we were still impressed by the grandeur of the battle. However, Alcobaça is even older than Battle, and its beauty is undeniable. Facing a wide terrace, its externality impresses. Inside is as beautiful as the best Gothic works of centuries of splendour of Portugal. It's really wonderful building, with impressive architectural solutions for the time. Emphasis on the graves of Pedro and Inês de Castro, who lived a beautiful and tragic-love story.
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  • The monastery is stunning, could use a little tender loving care, and well worth the modest entry fee - much of it is free to visit, but the inner areas are €6 entry. The town is charming, the hydro electric station museum in the Jardin d'Amor(sp) well worth a visit at the confluence of the two rivers, great restaurants and cafes and good mooching!
  • I really love it's Kings hall and its kitchen.
  • The most beautiful place that I've been in Portugal. There you can find a stunning architecture, a wonderful church (so different that you usually see in Portugal) and one of the most detailed "main hall". It's a place to go in Portugal. Don't miss it.
  • Impressive monastery complex and beautiful architecture. UNESCO World Heritage.
  • A nossa historia