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Monastery of Alcobaca

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Address: Alcobaca, Portugal
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+351 912 460 967
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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USD 119.41*
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Historical and Religious Tour: Alcobaca, Batalha and Fatima
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Private Full-Day Tour of Coimbra and Quinta das Lágrimas
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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 3 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the most unexpected surprises along our road trip through Portugal. It's massive and has the most beautiful interior. A must see if you are close to this area! And the surrounding little town is a nice stop over for some coffee or souvenir shopping.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting monastery full of history topics, specially the Portuguese version of "Romeo and Juliet" buried in the church, very interesting to visit!!

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this monastery. The architecture is stunning and the inside is beautiful. It is a must see if you are in the area.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

This monastery is a Mediaeval Roman Catholic monastery located in the town of Alcobaça. It seems this was one of the first Gothic building to be built. in Spain. It is a huge complex and displays a great façade. The chapel, the Royal tombs and the rooms where the priests stayed can all be seen. The huge kitchen is something... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Have been here a couple of times whilst staying in the area. First thing that strikes as you see it and particular when you first enter is the scale. The huge stone columns and vaulted ceilings are just awesome. The original kitchen and gardens too are impressive. Some nice places to eat that border the front entrance too. Dont bother... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Magnificent! Allow a few hours to totally seeing and enjoy this precious building from the Middle Ages. Free audio set for understanding what you are seeing. Discount for seniors.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Awesome place. Don't forget to visit the inside, there's an amazing kitchen and wonderful cloisters.

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