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- Beautiful building to see. We spent about an hour and a half here, which included taking lots of pictures and visiting the gift shop. Note there is no audio guide, and if the parking lot in front is full, there is plenty of street parking. The tombs are quite ornate and beautiful, and we would consider this high on the list of things to see for someone visiting Portugal. This was stop #2 for us that day, as we visited Tomar first and Batalha after this.Written 24 October 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Beautiful town with many good and reasonably priced restaurants we particularly liked the charm of Borges in the cobbled street area, outside dining and paella to die for! Cheap drinks too!Written 6 September 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Large monastery dominates the square, with plenty of local cafes opposite. This is in the old part.
Supermarkets and outlets on outskirts.Written 29 August 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Most beautiful beach with amazing view points and good restsurants and bars. Also good surf beach in summer. Can be difficult to find parking in summer and in weekend especially.Written 30 March 2022
- Very nice and raw beach between Nazaré and Sao Martinho do Porto. Easy to get by car. Strong waves make it fun but can be dangerous. Some places have lifeguard.Written 1 August 2020
- My wife Louise and I had the most enjoyable afternoon at this wine museum. We were so well looked after the by lovely caretaker Isabel for the afternoon.
We learned a lot about the history of wine not just in the Alcobaca region but the development of wine throughout Portugal and it's worldwide sale.
Isabel was worried about her use of English which says a lot as it is us who were imposing our language onto the native speakers of Portugues.
In any case Isabel need not worry, her humor, knowledge and kindness were very clear to see.
Really enjoyed the wine tasting at the end:)
Highly recommend visiting this museum to all wine lovers which surely are most visitors to the beautiful PortugalWritten 11 September 2022
- I saw the Farol from the Praia and I knew I had to get up there. After asking a local, I found the inconspicuous staircase that led up to the hill. It wasn’t a real hike up, just 160 steps. The path was blocked by a small wooden boat. Not a biggie as I just tucked myself and squished my waythrough, careful not to trip and fall in the water-filled boat.
The hike up was interesting. The staircase was slippery as it was covered with leaves and I had to go over a fallen tree to continue my climb.
Once at the top, wowowow!!! Truly a spectacular view of the gentle bay, the thundering Atlantic, the many shades of colours of the mountain to the north, and the bluest of skies. I could have stayed here for hours just admiring the special landscape and seascape around me.
The Farol itself is ordinary and small and some parts were covered with graffiti. But if the Farol is the impetus that makes you want to do the walk up, then do so. You will be rewarded with magnificent scenery.Written 12 December 2018
- My partner surprised me to a two night stay here & we had a lovely time staying in one of the Glamping tents set upon stilts on the lake.
The tent was all that we needed - with a bio-fuel burner, air con, toilet, shower, electricity, wi-fi and fridge. The bed was very comfy with a nice mattress & underheated electric blanket & it was lovely to wake up looking out across the lake.
The decking area at the front was perfect for enjoying their lovely breakfast and for relaxing on the deck as we soaked up the solitude of the space.
We visited in mid January on a Sunday & Monday night so more of less felt like we had the space to ourselves & on the Monday night there was a storm which added to the warmth & cosiness of being snug & relaxed in the comfort of the bed.
There is a small fridge & there was an optional mini-bar with 3 bottles of wine, beer & cola if you fancy that. We used the fridge for some of our own food.
A lovely two night get away which actually felt more like 4 nights.
If you like nature & the outdoors but also your comforts then this is highly recommended.Written 17 January 2023
- A beautiful place to take pictures, the shell of San Martinho Bay and the whole city are view able. Also the "shell" connection to the open Atlantic OceanWritten 20 September 2019
- We visited the Quinta Dos Capuchos today and were very impressed. The tour was interesting, informative and enjoyable. We tasted five wines with tapas, all of which were excellent. It was not commercial and we were treated with an individual tour.
This is a local and regional wine maker who provide wines to restaurants in the area.
We would definitely recommend this experience.
Thank you for a lovely day.Written 19 August 2020
- Very nice view above São Martinho do Porto. It's very windy, but it's natural. It is worthy to visit and easy to find.Written 3 October 2018
- This Passadico is not on the place located at the map tripadvisor. There is one on the other side of this town.Written 1 August 2020
- This beach is most of the time empty. You have to be careful however for the huge waves. You can drive down to the beach, but the last part of the path is quite difficult. But it is easy walking to this beach.Written 31 May 2022
- Only about 50-100m below the hill summit & official viewpoint.
Either a 5-10 minute drive up from the town or a 15-20 minute walk up from the harbour quay, (Cais).
Make sure to look for the semi-hidden path to the right/rear of the church down to the shrine for San Antonio. Also look for the 'legend' on the side wall of the church.Written 7 July 2017
- We went to visit this location for the second time, but now with our Brazilian friends, it is at about a 10 km drive from the city of “Alcobaça”, the village of “Coz”, who is one of the ancient settlements of “Coutos de Alcobaça”, surrounded by fertile agricultural fields and ancient forests. Here, in the 13th century, a community of Cistercian nuns took shape. Devoted women who helped each other in the multiple tasks necessary for the proper functioning of this monastery. There they would remain, until the extinction of the religious orders, in the first half of the 19th century (1834).
In the 16th century, the Monastery of Santa Maria de Coz became one of the richest female monasteries of this order in Portugal. With its artistic baroque splendor, the church bears witness to the richness of this community.
The church has a very austere exterior architecture, with very sober lines. On the south side, the statues of São Bento and São Bernardo stand out.
Inside, church and choir form a single body, 60 meters long and 21 meters wide. The ceiling is covered with impressive wooden coffers painted by Pedro Peixoto and dating from the beginning of the 18th century. When you arrive there, you can park the car at about 100 meters from the small “Artisanal Shop” who is related with the Mosteiro, and here you also will find the person who will guide you trough the site, he is a wonderfull person for this job.Written 22 July 2021
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- The best day trips from Alcobaca according to Tripadvisor travellers are:
- Fátima, Nazaré, and Óbidos Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon
- Fátima, Batalha, Alcobaça, and Óbidos Full Day Private Tour from Lisbon
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- UNESCO WHS: Knights Templar town of Tomar, Monasteries of Batalha and Alcobaca
- Tomar, Batalha and Alcobaça - UNESCO private guided tour