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Monastery of Alcobaca

Praca 25 de Abril, Alcobaca 2460-018, Portugal
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“the kitchen” (23 reviews)
“king pedro” (22 reviews)
“main church” (6 reviews)
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Praca 25 de Abril, Alcobaca 2460-018, Portugal
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It is interesting how big the stone pillars look! Try to express it in a picture, it is very hard to get the scale there. I tried :-)

Thank Lukisjama
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most beautiful monasteries in Portugal. I have visited almost every part of the Monastery and I have to say that I just cant get enough off the history in that walls. Every part is preserved and in well conservation state....More

Thank iara_filipa
Reviewed 1 week ago

The main event of this Monastery and kind of the only reason for visiting Alcobaca are the beautiful Medieval tombs of star-crossed lovers Ines de Castro and King Pedro. The stone work is stunning. The tombs were damaged by French invaders but still have most...More

Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Being a lapsed Catholic, going to attractions that remind me of the obscene wealth of that organisation stick in my craw. But there is no denying the architectural merits of this group of buildings. The church proper is still in use, and in fact Confirmations...More

Thank Steve K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Monastery of Alcobaca is a romantic one. Beautiful external facade, impressive internal colums and walls illuminated by rows of windows and the royals tombs with the romantic story (check the story of King Pedro I and his mistress, Inês de Castro). The cloisters are worth...More

Thank bstlv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favorite places I visit in Portugal was the Monastery of Alcobaca. Tales say that the tragedy of Pedro and Ines de Castro was the inspiration of Romeo and Juliet love story. In addition I absolutely love the simple, clean yet impressive architecture...More

Thank Sh3ryl13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Impressive building with a massive kitchen I will never forget. The Refectory , also, very striking. The cloister is a masterpiece

Thank Debora D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you enter term Alcobaca the fist impression is not great. Because of the traffic, remote parking lots have been set up. The walk down to town is via a nondescript street, but once you turn the corner and view the immense facade of the...More

Thank M V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just bit more than an out drive from Coimbra you can this fantastic Alcobaça Monastery. You find pre reserved guides or just pay the 6 euros entrence fee and enjoy this majestic place. The kitchen it's impressive. A must visit in Alcobaça.

Thank blackestee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Alcobaca presents itself as the largest, early-Gothic building in Portugal. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1989, it's now owned and run by the state. Huge volumes of tour buses arrive, at the huge parking lot next to the market and gardens, flooding the monestary's...More

Thank Jerry C
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jane d
In 20 years are they going to say the complete opposite like how eating over 2 or 3 eggs per week was going to kill us? Now eggs are considered not so bad for us as once reported! Same with many, many studies! What should we believe and when? Whatever we do seems to be toxic or not at 20 year repeated studies! The whole world is toxic in certain levels at some time!!! Tells us that most things are based on some group mostly worried about money other than actual honest truth! Happy vaping to those smart enough to keep researching with a "grain of salt"! One way or the other we are going to die eventually! So pick your poison! Our polluted air is going to be our demise if not something else! Who takes much stock in these ever changing statistics anymore? You live and you die eventually from something. Concerning our eternal life in the next life is the most important part of this existence in my book! Seems like that is of the utmost importance by comparison!!!
31 August 2016|
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Response from 47ml2015 | Reviewed this property |
Eggs ??? Thought this was for q & a trip advisor questions Why put up this rubbish
Margaret V
Is there a free parking infront fo the monestary?
21 June 2015|
Response from Ulysse-bzh |
Yes, no problem to park your car.
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