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Monastery of Alcobaca

Praca 25 de Abril, Alcobaca 2460-018, Portugal
+351 262 505 128
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“the kitchen” (38 reviews)
“king pedro” (28 reviews)
“worth a visit” (14 reviews)
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Praca 25 de Abril, Alcobaca 2460-018, Portugal
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+351 262 505 128
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"the kitchen"
in 38 reviews
"king pedro"
in 28 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 14 reviews
"dom pedro"
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"main church"
in 7 reviews
"afonso henriques"
in 4 reviews
"world heritage site"
in 6 reviews
"portuguese king"
in 4 reviews
"portuguese history"
in 5 reviews
"his life"
in 4 reviews
"audio guide"
in 8 reviews
"resting place"
in 4 reviews
"royal tombs"
in 4 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 6 reviews
"his wife"
in 4 reviews
"gothic architecture"
in 5 reviews
"chapter house"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is a wonderful place which you can visit this medieval monastery and have a really idea about the life in these places in the past.

Thank Marcelo O
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is a noticeable change in atmosphere when the visitor enters the main portal! Outside, the cathedral has a lavishly decorated baroque facade from a later period, but inside there are only slender columns - very tall - to support the arches and the vaults...More

Thank Seeking_True_Quality
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'll admit the monastery is quite Stark, but it is still very impressive. The entranceway with the tall columns. The additional rooms to visit, and of course the charming town make for a perfect visit.

Thank Erica K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Upon leaving our hotel which is adjacent to the hotel we stopped in the Monastery. This is a must see if you happen to come into this little town. Not only is the Monastery breathtaking, once inside you feel the medieval times throughout the entire...More

Thank SDPeterson
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Batalha monastery first and this was incredibly disappointing after that. We also thought it was excessively priced and decided not to visit any of the paid areas.

Thank Sylvia C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love visiting churches and this is a really nice example . The carvings inside are fabulous . There are lots of coffee shops around the square from which you can look at the monastery and dream of romance and history . Well worth a...More

Thank Timewellspent796
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

It was built in the 12th century for 999 Cistercian monks. Inside are the elaborate tombs of King Pedro I and his Castilian lover, Inês de Castro. The interior is very austere and calming after seeing so many elaborate interiors elsewhere.

1  Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Like many former religious buildings/complexes in Portugal, little is left of religious interest, but the architecture is outstanding and well worth your time. Go early or late to avoid the tour bus crowds — or simply leave the room the hoards are occupying at the...More

Thank Shizzer
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

We first visited the church. When you step inside, the combination of the Gothic simplicity and Cistercian austerity hits you immediately. It's 106m long but only 23m wide with huge pillars. The monastery is much more austere than others we have seen but it very...More

Thank TMLB
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Our second visit to this beautiful monastery. We was new things and this time took the tour which was great.

Thank Charles E
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