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Monastery of Alcobaca

Praca 25 de Abril, Alcobaca 2460-018, Portugal
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Praca 25 de Abril, Alcobaca 2460-018, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days 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
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Although everything seems a little in need of repair, once inside the cathedral is very worth seeing. It is beautiful in its simplicity, and for 6 Euros per adult (3 per senior) it is worth the walk around.

Thank Knightsflyer
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is an outstanding old building, rich in history. The monastery is very interesting to visit as it shows what communal life was like all those years ago. Thee is a beautiful church, cloisters, the huge old kitchen and much more. We were lucky enough...More

Thank paulandtrish
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Impressive monastery worth to visit. A leaflet with some explanations would be useful. This visit provide freshness during hot seasons.

Thank Pappylux
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a 2 hour guided tour inside this fantastic Monastery and it is incredible all the work done by the monges so many centuries ago. They even deviated the flow of a river to have running water.

Thank MiriamM972
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Cistercian monastery was founded in 1153 and is a World Heritage site. It's a beautiful, though austere Gothic structure, the largest church in Portugal. We love seeing the ornate tombs of kings, queens, and other famous people. We were not disappointed here with the...More

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a massive gothic monastery dated from the12th century. Very well preserved church and abbey. The façade has 3 parts; at the middle top one stands a statue of the Madonna and from each side a tall bell tower. The cloister was very beautiful...More

1  Thank Sharon_zz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge monastery with interesting cloister, decorated thombs of the king Pedro I. and his beloved Ines de Castro and much more.

1  Thank h1k3r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off on the way from Sintra to Porto and it was well worth making the small detour. It was nice to see a very nice place almost devoid of tourists ! Nice places for coffee across the square where you can sit and admire...More

1  Thank James H
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We recommend ! And you should reserve in advance a guided tour ! It's very interesting the tour (around 1h) for adults and kids. A piece of our amazing and beautiful Portuguese history is there :) GO !

1  Thank PedrokasPT
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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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I plan to visit Alcobaca on the way from Obidos to Batalha. Is it possible to let my 27" travel baggage at information center or any other place? If it's possible, it will save time and money of my journey. Thanks a lot.
19 May 2015|
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