Monastery of Alcobaca, Alcobaca

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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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  • Beautiful, symbolic and well maintained. The last time I had visited was in 2014 but, on each visit, I am affected by your magnificence. A monument to the "love" ...
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  • Well maintained. It is possible to attend mass. Special price for family to visit ... the monastery. The back.
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  • This is a mandatory tour mainly to those who they some of the tragic and funestre love story between Peter (then Prince of Portugal) and your lover D Ines de Castro. In the beautiful monastery of Santa Maria de Alcobaça is if the lovers ' tombs which ultimately remained together for the rest of eternity. Access to graves if makes through the nave of the Church which is free admission, but pay to meet the rest of the monastery is in a good state of conservation and worth the visit. take your machine and shoot the details.
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  • Impressive and different, was built over a long period by different rules and it shows. There's an interesting love story behind this place.
  • First large gothic construction in Portugal started by the Cister monks in 1178 is regarded as constituted National Monument since 1910.
  • It's reserved monumentality, ernest and simple beauty.
  • Impressive monastery complex and beautiful architecture. UNESCO World Heritage.
  • Huge and impressive! Worth the time!

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