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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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  • Definitely worth a visit-stunning-huge. magnificent chapels, cloisters and kitchens. Architecture classic gothic and manueline with wonderful trims. 
  • Monastery or Abbey of the Cistercian monks one of if not the greatest existing or. The Cistercian Order motto Ora et Labora, meaning they were not in the monastery to pray and did a remarkable job throughout the region. The monastery should visit with wander to pay attention in several very interesting details there.
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  • Just visited the Church. Lets get to know a little more of the story and of our ancestors. Makes it possible to visit the tomb of Pedro and Inês de Castro
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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