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Monastery of Alcobaca

Alcobaca, Portugal
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Alcobaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Shenzhen, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW via mobile

Do not miss the two 'caskets' on either side of the alter. The associated story of love and murder is quite interesting. Parking is easy and a pay and display metre is available - be sure to have small change.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Outside, the monastery with the church in the middle of two simple wings doesn't look very attractive, except it's monumentality. But when you see the interior: majestic church with royal tombs (specially those of Pedro I and Ines de Castro in transept), dormitory and other rooms with gothic arches on the ceiling, magnificent Cloister of Silence and kitchen with giant... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This is one of the most important monument in Portugal. This monument have a big history and it's present a several times in history in the past 1000 years. This isn't huge in size but huge in history. The normal price is aprox. 6€ per person, but families have discounts.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We visited the Alcobaca Monastery and liked it. There was a small crowd and so we could see the place nicely .Surrounding was very beautiful and clean. It is not a huge complex but otherwise a very nice one. Anybody visiting Alcobaca must visit this place.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Maybe by the time we visited Alcobaca we had seen too many churches & monasteries. It is big and it is beautiful and it is worth a visit.

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Sneek, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Visited the monastery yesterday. It's definitely worth the €6 you have to pay to see the rest of the monastery. The hallways are beautiful, the rooms are enormous, the garden with the orangetrees is peacefull and I loved the little small stairs to other chambers and balcony's. Great place to be when you want to escape the heat for 30... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Portugal's big-daddy of churches is renowned for its simple medieval architecture. its pedigree began in 1153 and has the most elaborate and beautiful sacristy doorway fastooned with exotic foliage which adorn the doorway. I loved the meditative beauty as well as the cloister of silence an exquisitely crafted space. the austere galleries and double arches keep the lines of simplicity... More

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Leiria, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Alcobaça Monastery has been inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site since December 1989.Masterpiece of Cistercian Gothic art. King Pedro and Queen Inês Tomb´s are a monument to LOVE. In fact King Pedro made Inês a queen after her death. The monastery deserves a thorough visit, is in fact a stunning monument

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Tours, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

You cannot visit the region without paying a visit to the Monastery of Alcobaça. This visit must include the cloister where you will have the opportunity to hear the heavenly voice of Countertenor Luis Peças,which will make your visit unforgettable!

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Alcobaca, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Lots to see and a very interesting history. Worth a visit to the monestary its self not just the church.

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