Alcobaça Monastery Travel, Articles, Photos, and Information

The Monastery of Santa Maria d'Alcobaça, north of Lisbon, was founded in the 12th century by King Alfonso I. Its size, the purity of its architectural style, the beauty of the materials and the care with which it was built make this a masterpiece of Cistercian Gothic art.

Discover and explore Alcobaça Monastery, a point of interest in the country of Portugal. This online guide of information, articles, and photos of Alcobaça Monastery helps you explore the attractions and points of interest of Alcobaça Monastery. It is located on the continent of Europe and its GPS coordinates address is latitude 39.5482091 and logitude 39.5482091. [Map of Alcobaça Monastery].

Nazaré: The Silver Coast's Popular Seaside Destination

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Batalha and the Monastery of the Battle (Moisteiro da Batalha)

Life in Batalha revolves around a single structure of epic proportions, a truly monolithic sight: the Batalha Monastery (Moisteiro da Batalha), or Monastery of the Battle. With intricate stone lattice...

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The Portuguese Early Gothic Style of the Alcobaça Monastery

In the heart of the Oeste Subregion in Alcobaça lies a medieval monastery that embodies everything beautiful about the Portuguese early gothic style, the Mosteiro de Alcobaça. Admiring t...

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Alcobaça: The Heart of the Portuguese Culture

Alcobaça, a small city that’s been around for ages, sits in a valley along the central coast of Portugal. Known for its massive gothic cathedrals and quiet beachside villages, Alcoba&cced...

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