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Monastery of Alcobaca

Praca 25 de Abril, Alcobaca 2460-018, Portugal
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Praca 25 de Abril, Alcobaca 2460-018, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Alcobaça is a lovely small town dominated by the beautiful Monastery. It is very large and interesting so be prepared to spend at least two hours plus here. The sheer scale is amazing. It is well worth the time spent exploring every corner and an...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 6 days ago

This monastery is a great place to visit. you will get to see a place from medieval times. The surroundings are also very interesting. For all ages

Thank Liliana P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Though not as beautiful as the Batalha monastery, it is older and still a must see for it's architecture as also for the tombs of the legendary lovers: King Pedro and his beloved Ines, murdered by his father. Like Batalha it commemorates a military victory...More

Thank Bonesetter
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The archetecture itself is very impressive, the cloisters are beautiful. The love story of Ines and Pedro, with their beautifully carved coffins right there in the front of cathedral, makes the visit even more satisfying.

Thank joyj12345
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The size of the fireplace and kitchen table of Alcobaça's monastery is totally astounding. Reportedly, the kitchen catered for 999 monks.The cloisters are very peaceful, despite the many visitors. Time standing still. The monastery is huge. So put on your walking shoes. It is a...More

Thank Tanja S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a bad place to visit - good architecture and worth the 3 Euro entrance fee (for students). For photographers - works well in black and white

Thank JoshColby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This monastery is not as historical or grand as compared to the Batalha monastery. However, the different functional rooms/ parts of a monastery is very well represented here. The kitchen especially well preserved showed how feeding almost 1,000 monks at its peak was quite a...More

Thank Ming Y
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is interesting how big the stone pillars look! Try to express it in a picture, it is very hard to get the scale there. I tried :-)

Thank Lukisjama
Reviewed June 15, 2017

This is one of the most beautiful monasteries in Portugal. I have visited almost every part of the Monastery and I have to say that I just cant get enough off the history in that walls. Every part is preserved and in well conservation state....More

Thank iara_filipa
Reviewed June 13, 2017

The main event of this Monastery and kind of the only reason for visiting Alcobaca are the beautiful Medieval tombs of star-crossed lovers Ines de Castro and King Pedro. The stone work is stunning. The tombs were damaged by French invaders but still have most...More

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