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Monastery of Alcobaca

Praca 25 de Abril, Alcobaca 2460-018, Portugal
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“the kitchen” (21 reviews)
“king pedro” (21 reviews)
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Praca 25 de Abril, Alcobaca 2460-018, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Impressive monastery worth to visit. A leaflet with some explanations would be useful. This visit provide freshness during hot seasons.

Thank Pappylux
Reviewed 5 days ago

I took a 2 hour guided tour inside this fantastic Monastery and it is incredible all the work done by the monges so many centuries ago. They even deviated the flow of a river to have running water.

Thank MiriamM972
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Cistercian monastery was founded in 1153 and is a World Heritage site. It's a beautiful, though austere Gothic structure, the largest church in Portugal. We love seeing the ornate tombs of kings, queens, and other famous people. We were not disappointed here with the...More

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a massive gothic monastery dated from the12th century. Very well preserved church and abbey. The façade has 3 parts; at the middle top one stands a statue of the Madonna and from each side a tall bell tower. The cloister was very beautiful...More

1  Thank Sharon_zz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge monastery with interesting cloister, decorated thombs of the king Pedro I. and his beloved Ines de Castro and much more.

1  Thank h1k3r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped off on the way from Sintra to Porto and it was well worth making the small detour. It was nice to see a very nice place almost devoid of tourists ! Nice places for coffee across the square where you can sit and admire...More

1  Thank James H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recommend ! And you should reserve in advance a guided tour ! It's very interesting the tour (around 1h) for adults and kids. A piece of our amazing and beautiful Portuguese history is there :) GO !

1  Thank PedrokasPT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the monastery as part of a larger tour and only had an hour to explore. We found it was not enough time. The architecture is amazing, the size of the building is awe inspiring and clearly meant to impress its visitors. Given a...More

Thank Scott W
Reviewed April 12, 2017

This is one monument that words will not say a bit of it. Is envolved in love and romance from the past and is a must do location when you visit central Portugal. Take a look at the pictures and start dreaming about it. Don't...More

Thank PMAL
Reviewed April 2, 2017

Without the crowds at Jeronimos, the Alcobaca monastery provides the visitor with the chance to have a more traditional experience in silence. The giant kitchen also gives an idea of scope of the operations here. The tombs of Dom Pedro and Ines are also quite...More

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jane d
In 20 years are they going to say the complete opposite like how eating over 2 or 3 eggs per week was going to kill us? Now eggs are considered not so bad for us as once reported! Same with many, many studies! What should we believe and when? Whatever we do seems to be toxic or not at 20 year repeated studies! The whole world is toxic in certain levels at some time!!! Tells us that most things are based on some group mostly worried about money other than actual honest truth! Happy vaping to those smart enough to keep researching with a "grain of salt"! One way or the other we are going to die eventually! So pick your poison! Our polluted air is going to be our demise if not something else! Who takes much stock in these ever changing statistics anymore? You live and you die eventually from something. Concerning our eternal life in the next life is the most important part of this existence in my book! Seems like that is of the utmost importance by comparison!!!
August 31, 2016|
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Response from 47ml2015 | Reviewed this property |
Eggs ??? Thought this was for q & a trip advisor questions Why put up this rubbish
Margaret V
Is there a free parking infront fo the monestary?
June 21, 2015|
Response from Ulysse-bzh |
Yes, no problem to park your car.
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I plan to visit Alcobaca on the way from Obidos to Batalha. Is it possible to let my 27" travel baggage at information center or any other place? If it's possible, it will save time and money of my journey. Thanks a lot.
May 18, 2015|
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