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Monastery of Alcobaca

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Address: Alcobaca, Portugal
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US$ 118.84*
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Historical and Religious Tour: Alcobaca, Batalha and Fatima
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Tomar and Alcobaça UNESCO World Heritage Private Tour
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Private Full-Day Tour of Coimbra and Quinta das Lágrimas

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This building is impressive even just because of the size of the building. The church is in the centre with 2 identical large wings on either side. This church stands as the... read more

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This building is impressive even just because of the size of the building. The church is in the centre with 2 identical large wings on either side. This church stands as the first early Gothic building in Portugal. Both the church and medieval cloister are the largest of their kind in Portugal. The church is where the lovers Dom Pedro... More 

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Girona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is an impressive monastery, world heritage, close to other world heritage monuments also, you can visit in one day. Worth the visit. Free entrance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Monastery of Alcobaca is steeped in incredible history and is an impeccably preserved beautiful building. No more than an hour or so from Lisbon, it is certainly a must visit even during a long weekend visit. The surrounding town is also worth a quick look around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A simple monastery without richess saint statues. The simplicity is its beautifullness. The paid visit should be cheaper.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A stunningly beautiful place and I learned a lot about the history of the monastery. Definitely worth the 6 euros to see the paid portion.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

the story of don pedro and dona inez comes alive in this place, their tombs in the center of the monastery - very beautiful place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Because of the age of the Mosteiro, it is not as "fancy and decorative" as a place such as Notre Dame in Paris, but it's still a spectacular monument to history. The extended ability to visit throughout the building is well worth the 5 euro fee (the sanctuary itself is free). Spend a little time at some of the lovely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This was one of the most unexpected surprises along our road trip through Portugal. It's massive and has the most beautiful interior. A must see if you are close to this area! And the surrounding little town is a nice stop over for some coffee or souvenir shopping.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Very interesting monastery full of history topics, specially the Portuguese version of "Romeo and Juliet" buried in the church, very interesting to visit!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We loved this monastery. The architecture is stunning and the inside is beautiful. It is a must see if you are in the area.

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