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Monastery of Alcobaca

Praca 25 de Abril, Alcobaca 2460-018, Portugal
+351 262 505 128
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Praca 25 de Abril, Alcobaca 2460-018, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Alcobaca Monastery is also on the UNESCO-protected Monument List. It is very large, very wide and within it can be visited many rooms that show the life of the monks in this monastery. The monastery deserves to be visited as well as the other

Thank Tufus92
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an architecture! This is really a nice place to visit. It gives you a good view how rich a monastere was and powerfull. Take the time to walk around.

Thank charlespolspoel
Reviewed 12 January 2018

This Cistercian monastery built between 1178-1834 features superb gothic architecture even though the entrance is designed in the Baroque style. The monastery features the Hall of Kings, a beautiful cloister, refectory hall, original kitchen and dormitory. You can imagine what life would have been like...More

Thank mschmitt255
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Amazing architecture, stunning stained glass, fascinating history, and designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Plan to spend 2-3 hours taking it all in. Great respect for the two military men standing guard in the cold and dark at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This...More

Thank Jill G
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Our GPS took us right to the Monastery and there was parking lot with easy to use parking slip machine. The monastery church is one of Gothic simplicity. The church is not wide and your eyes are drawn upward. In the transept are the tombs...More

2  Thank Claudia N
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Unusually graceful interior with notable lack of adornment adds to drama of this historic church. Huge fluted columns support multi vaulted ceiling. Interior contains 2 notable tombs of former king & queen with tragic history. Rear of church contains stunning example of traditional local style...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

We had a short visit to the Monastery and the town around it during a day trip from Leira. So happy we came. It was a perfect day

Thank LUCKYME72
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We went to the Monastery of Alcobaca as part of our tour. It is very impressive from the outside alone and breathtaking in pictures!

Thank Jamie B
Reviewed 8 November 2017

If you are nearby, this is worth the stop. It's a gothic style church that is large and stark white. It has an interesting history that is worth reading about before visiting so that you have the background. If you have a guide, that's even...More

Thank Beachgalxo
Reviewed 7 November 2017

A church full of light. Simple gothic. I wish there had been a guide to explain the complex history that the church holds.

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