Alcobaca Monastery

The Alcobaca Monastery is a Mediaeval Roman Catholic monastery located in the town of Alcobaca, in Oeste Subregion. It was founded by the first Portuguese King, Afonso Henriques, in 1153, and maintained a close association with the Kings of Portugal throughout its history.

The church and monastery were the first Gothic buildings in Portugal, and, together with the Monastery of Santa Cruz in Coimbra, it was one of the most important of the mediaeval monasteries in Portugal. Due to its artistic and historical importance, it was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1989.

  • Vista xeral do Mosteiro de Alcobaça
  • ALCOBACA-PORTUGALIA
  • Alcobaça - Mosteiro de Santa Maria
  • Monasterio de Alcobaça, Alcobaça, Portugal
  • Monasterio de Alcobaça, Alcobaça, Portugal
  • Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Alcobaça
  • Alcobaça Monastery, Alcobaça, Portugal
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  • Mosteiro de Alcobaça. Antiga Biblioteca dos Monges de Cister

Country:
Portugal
Rating:
10
Latitude:
39,5473095
Longitude:
-8,9783084
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