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Monastery of Alcobaca

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Address: Alcobaca, Portugal
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Historical and Religious Tour: Alcobaca, Batalha and Fatima
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Tomar and Alcobaça UNESCO World Heritage Private Tour
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Private Full-Day Tour of Coimbra and Quinta das Lágrimas

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Amazing monastery

This monastery has the tombs of Inês de Castro and Dom Pedro I. They were protagonists of the most famous Portuguese love story. The place is amazing, huge, sober!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Rio Grande, RS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This monastery has the tombs of Inês de Castro and Dom Pedro I. They were protagonists of the most famous Portuguese love story. The place is amazing, huge, sober!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

because of this amazingly temple we've decided to stay in Alcobaca on the way to Lisbon from Porto city. And I must say, it was great decision. The village itself is clean and fully adapted to tourist needs. Even though locals mostly don't speak English, they will do everything to help you if you need it. There's tourist center (google... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Alcobaça in February and i was amazed. The city grew along the valleys of the rivers Alcoa and Baça, from which it derives its name. The municipality population in 2011 was 56,693. The city of Alcobaça became notable after the first king of Portugal, Afonso Henriques, decided to build a church to commemorate the Conquest of Santarém... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This building is impressive even just because of the size of the building. The church is in the centre with 2 identical large wings on either side. This church stands as the first early Gothic building in Portugal. Both the church and medieval cloister are the largest of their kind in Portugal. The church is where the lovers Dom Pedro... More 

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Girona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

It is an impressive monastery, world heritage, close to other world heritage monuments also, you can visit in one day. Worth the visit. Free entrance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

The Monastery of Alcobaca is steeped in incredible history and is an impeccably preserved beautiful building. No more than an hour or so from Lisbon, it is certainly a must visit even during a long weekend visit. The surrounding town is also worth a quick look around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2017

A simple monastery without richess saint statues. The simplicity is its beautifullness. The paid visit should be cheaper.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

A stunningly beautiful place and I learned a lot about the history of the monastery. Definitely worth the 6 euros to see the paid portion.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

the story of don pedro and dona inez comes alive in this place, their tombs in the center of the monastery - very beautiful place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Because of the age of the Mosteiro, it is not as "fancy and decorative" as a place such as Notre Dame in Paris, but it's still a spectacular monument to history. The extended ability to visit throughout the building is well worth the 5 euro fee (the sanctuary itself is free). Spend a little time at some of the lovely... More 

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