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, simple, austere, monumental Gothic. The Church and convent of our Lady of Alcobaca from 1989 year on UNESCO's World Heritage list. This is one of the first buildings built in Portugal by the Cistercian order, founded by the first King Afonso Henry Winner in 1153. The monastery was completed in 1223, and the Church in the year 1252. In the church there are a number of Royal tombs. Next to the altar tomb of Pedro I and his beloved and secret wife-who was killed treacherously by Alfonso IV – Ines de Castro. Graves set so that on judgment day lovers can immediately after the resurrection, look at myself straight in the eye. Impressive monastic rooms are also with a huge kitchen, pantry, beautiful Royal room, richly decorated the refectory, dormitory and the garden of the cloister. The beauty of this place can turn around in my head. Recommend.
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  • With serenity, the temple weigh-in, without noise or distractions, highlighting the most important features: the altar.
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  • A grandiose Gothic style monastery loaded with history, where is the tomb of King Pedro I of Portugal and your lover Ines de Castro. Not to be missed.
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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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