We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Monastery of Alcobaca

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Alcobaca, Portugal
Phone Number:
+351 912 460 967
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Historical and Religious Tour: Alcobaca, Batalha and Fatima
More Info
and up
Tomar and Alcobaça UNESCO World Heritage Private Tour
More Info
and up
Private Full-Day Tour of Coimbra and Quinta das Lágrimas

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,251 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 160
  • 51
    Very good
  • 12
  • 1
  • 0
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
Rio Grande, RS
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

1,251 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 224: English reviews
Rio Grande, RS
Level Contributor
122 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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!

Thank Galante2014
Level Contributor
84 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 

Thank JuliannaD
Level Contributor
35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

Thank Natalija T
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
183 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
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 

Thank sharaz
Girona, Spain
Level Contributor
301 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
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.

Thank agusticassa
Level Contributor
48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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.

Thank chrish82
Level Contributor
19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank vfreitas
2 reviews
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.

Thank A W
Level Contributor
96 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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

Thank polinav
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 

Thank Rambis31

Travelers who viewed Monastery of Alcobaca also viewed

Obidos, Leiria District
Nazare, Leiria District

Been to Monastery of Alcobaca? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Monastery of Alcobaca and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Monastery of Alcobaca staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?