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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. Put Monastery of Alcobaca on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Alcobaca trip builder.
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  • Monastery and temple outside of no great impression but once you enter and see the first look at such construction of giant character of classic Gothic style, columns that you feel lost in the heights, accompanied by a deathly silence with glimpses of echoes in the distance. It is frankly overwhelming since its size and its great simplicity, even if you aren't a believer, forces you to take you back to the immensity of construction which forces you to feel at least before built. Very good tour with local news, in addition to few people, which keeps the tendency to contemplate the architecture behind you. We were in the summer that if the inside is very pleasant and fresh, the surroundings when you get are very very hot.
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  • Alcobaça is a special place, must-see due to history of Inês de Castro. So like architecture, the Church is one of the largest examples.
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  • A very beautiful place, easy to access, with a very different architecture gives the region. There are the remains of d. Pedro I and your beloved. It is worth visiting the annex of the monastery with the entire history of the site and of the monks.
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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