Impressive monastery worth to visit. A leaflet with some explanations would be useful. This visit provide freshness during hot seasons.
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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.
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
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
Huge monastery with interesting cloister, decorated thombs of the king Pedro I. and his beloved Ines de Castro and much more.
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
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 !
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
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
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