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Monastery of Alcobaca

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Address: Alcobaca, Portugal
Phone Number: 351912460967
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Of all the churches we seen so far on this trip it's the least impressive it's big it's an old monastery and it has some two tubes inside that are credibly carved in stone

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Of all the churches we seen so far on this trip it's the least impressive it's big it's an old monastery and it has some two tubes inside that are credibly carved in stone

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazingly peaceful place and well worth the visit. Absolute gem from the 13th Century, incredible architecture very serene.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

6 euro to enter the monastery which is sober but sirene. You can hire an audio guide, but this wasn't explained to us. The explanation in the monastery is not so much so maybe better to do that. The church with the graves of the lovers. Beautiful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is so much to see in Portugal and we are on a limited budget! So we did go see the Monastery, but only visited the church which is free. We found free parking on the street behind it which was nice. The church is huge, the ceiling is so high, it makes you wonder how they built this. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is paid parking outside the monastery on the right. It can only be described as magnificent, the sprawling facade of the front of the building. It shouts ancient monastery. Inside it is no different and reminds you of how authentic it is by the sparse living conditions the monks endured. The church, bedrooms and washing areas are all without... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Monastery was one of the highlights of our Portugal trip. It is well worth the visit and do allow at least an hour or two to explore the extensive monastery. It is beautifully resorted for a 13th century building and an amazing photo opportunity of the arcitecture

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You're in a real monastery. No fancy images, no distraction, as the monastic order there mandated (Cister). But it is grandiose. Huge, fantastic. The kitchen location is breathtaking. Oh, and in the scorching heat of the Portuguese summer of 2016, it felt like air conditioning was on, so nice and fresh inside. Really worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

This stunning gothic building built in the 12th century by King Alfonso I is definitely worth a visit, sadly we didn't have time to visit everywhere so we didn't see the cloister. But the

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

One of the nicest monasteries in Portugal. The original tiled big kitchen is really unique to see, not seen as such in other places.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

A very fine monastery. Take your time to stroll and do visit the church AND the sacristy of the church. It van be visited for an extra 2 euro's and it is just splendid.

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