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Monastery of Alcobaca

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Address: Alcobaca, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 912 460 967
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Impressed by the sheer scale

Have been here a couple of times whilst staying in the area. First thing that strikes as you see it and particular when you first enter is the scale. The huge stone columns and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Reading, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Have been here a couple of times whilst staying in the area. First thing that strikes as you see it and particular when you first enter is the scale. The huge stone columns and vaulted ceilings are just awesome. The original kitchen and gardens too are impressive. Some nice places to eat that border the front entrance too. Dont bother... More 

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olympia washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Magnificent! Allow a few hours to totally seeing and enjoy this precious building from the Middle Ages. Free audio set for understanding what you are seeing. Discount for seniors.

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Piacenza, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome place. Don't forget to visit the inside, there's an amazing kitchen and wonderful cloisters.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You´re welcome to explore the church area open to the public - further exploration of the monastery is paid. However just the inside of the church is worth a visit. The majesty of this monastery will leave you breathless. Impeccably clean and well kept.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The monastery of Alcobaça is a place of Portuguese history of the XII century and was the first gothic monument ever built in Portugal. It was declared a Natural Heritage of Humanity by Unesco.

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Barendrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go back in time and feel the presence of the history. Admire the way people could make such buildings with little tools comparing with now.

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit-stunning-huge. magnificent chapels, cloisters and kitchens. Architecture classic gothic and manueline with wonderful trims.

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Washington,DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

This is the longest church in Portugal, but the story is very sad. Buried here are King Pedro and his love Inez who were killed by his brother. The interior of this church which is part of a monastery is stark and creamy white sandstone.

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

A lot of history, well preserved lots of different things to see. the tombs of "Pedro and Inês", the library, the "capitulo" room, the cloisters, the garden the beautiful kitchen. it´s worth a guided visit or you will miss a lot of what is there!

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Almancil, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This large monastery is characterised by its simplicity the idea being that you are closer to God. The kitchen is amazing you can imagine the monks in there working frantically in very high temperatures to feed a 1000 people twice day. King Pedro 1 and his mistress Inez de Castro are buried here, make sure the guide tells you about... More 

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