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The Templars Treasure: Alcobaça Batalha and Tomar - Private Full Day Tour from Lisbon
"Start your visit in one of the most important medieval monuments of Portugal the Monastery of Alcobaça. The construction of this monastery began in 1178 by Cistercian monks. It is the first Portuguese Gothic building. Consecrated in 1252 the church is the highest and longest in Portugal. The monumentally Monastery of Alcobaça was classified as World Heritage by UNESCO and was also elected as one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal.Next head towards Batalha. Scene of great historical better known as the Monastery of Batalha was built by King John I in fulfillment of a promise to the Virgin Mary for having defeated the Spanish army in the Battle of Aljubarrota on August 14th 1385. This monastery symbolizes the independence of Portugal. Classified as World Heritage by UNESCO the Monastery of Batalha is the most significant Portuguese Gothic building and starter of 'Manueline art'.Discover the Convent of Christ
From EUR370.00
 
"Óbidos
"Óbidos Nazaré Fátima and Batalha Day Trip""Head north from Lisbon on your full-day trip back to a bygone era where small villages boast a relaxing pace and historic religious sites dot the landscape. Your first stop is Óbidos a fortified village of whitewashed houses and narrow streets with a distinctly medieval atmosphere. Enjoy free time to wander around the cobblestone streets and alleyways lined with colorful houses and Gothic doorways. Relax at a café or sample the
From EUR72.00
 
Private Tour: Mira de Aire Caves with UNESCO Monasteries
"Get picked up from your accommodations before heading out to the Mira de Aire Caves discovered in 1947. Their formation goes back approximately 150 million years ago to the Jurassic age when the dinosaurs populated this region. The caves are lit with colored lights that emphasize the beauty of the shapes of the stalagmites and stalactites. Next head to the Sanctuary of Fatima near the Mira d'Aire Caves. Visit the shrine of Lady of Fatima then see the new Basilica. Observe the square of prayers Chapel of Apparitions
From EUR140.00

More General in Alcobaça

Peter and Ines

Pedro and Inês compose Portuguese Romeo and Juliet story. The legend is specially remembered in Coimbra, where they lived their love, and in Alcobaça, their burial place, whose details I explain in...
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solopes
Mar 28, 2015

Central area

Have always been impressed by two features that are outstanding in many religious structures, first of all the totally high and arched ceilings. Secondly the magnificent work done on the windows, no...
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Martin_S.
Oct 25, 2011

Sala dos Reis (or King's Room)

Sala dos Reis (King's Room), from the 18th century, has lining and covering its walls numerous statues depicting the kings of Portugal and also murals (made from blue tiles) showing scenes from the...
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Martin_S.
Oct 25, 2011

Cloister of Dom Dinis

It is named after the reigning king of the time, the King Dom Dinis, the first Portuguese king who could read, an enlightened monarch who probably deserved the honor of having a monumental cloister...
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Martin_S.
Oct 25, 2011

Tomb of Ines de Castro and King Pedro

The Tomb of Ines de Castro and King Pedro here in Alcobaca have an interesting story behind it about these two lovers. Read the story and learn what it means to be royalty. Today all they have is a...
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Martin_S.
Oct 24, 2011

Alcobaca main entrance and facade

Interestingly enough, the entrance to Alcobaca, has a VERY fancy and intricate sculpted entrance area and porticio, but the continuation of the building along the two sides are very simple, almost...
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Martin_S.
Oct 24, 2011
 
 
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General Info

* Tourism OfficePraça 25 de Abril2460 Alcobaça- Tel.: (+351) 26 258 23 77* Internet- www.cm-alcobaca.pt (City Hall)- www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcoba%a7a#Fregues.C3.ADas- E. mail:...
Redang
Jun 28, 2009

TRANSEPT - TOMB OF KING PEDRO I

In the Transept of the Church are located the TOMBS OF KING PEDRO I ( 1320 - 1367 ) and his mistress Ines de Castro.This pair of royal tombs are among the best works of Gothic sculpture in Portugal....
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LoriPori
Jun 21, 2009

TOMB OF INES DE CASTRO

In the Transept of the Church are located the Tombs of King Pedro I and his mistress Ines De Castro. Ines de Castro was the lady-in-waiting to Dom Pedro's wife Constanza of Castille. Ines was the...
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LoriPori
Jun 21, 2009

CLOISTERS OF SILENCE

The beautiful Gothic CLOISTERS OF SILENCE were built during the reign of King Dinis I in the late 13th century. The Fountain Hall in the cloisters contain an elegant early Renaissance Fountain.The...
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LoriPori
Jun 21, 2009

RENAISSANCE WATER FOUNTAIN - CLOISTERS

I really loved the RENAISSANCE WATER FOUNTAIN with its own Gothic Fountain house. It was in the Cloister area of the Monastery. It was so bright, airy, cool and refreshing. I loved the sound of the...
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LoriPori
Jun 21, 2009

FACADE OF THE MONASTERY

The West FACADE OF THE MONASTERY is Cistercian Gothic style with Barocque embellishments. The Portal and Rose Window are part of the original Gothic Church. The Statues and two flanking towers were...
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LoriPori
Jun 21, 2009

INTERIOR OF THE MONASTERY

The INTERIOR OF THE MONASTERY is an exquisite example of Cistercian Gothic architecture. In accordance with Cistercian principles, decoration is minimal to allow maximum appreciation of the soaring...
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LoriPori
Jun 21, 2009

MOSTEIRO DE SANTA MARIA DE ALCOBACA

ALCOBACA MONASTERY or MOSTEIRO DE SANTA MARIA DE ALCOBACA was founded by the first Portuguese King Afonso in1153. The church and monastery were the first Gothic buildings in Portugal. The importance...
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LoriPori
Jun 21, 2009

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"Alcobaca and the West"
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"ALCOBACA"
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"Alcobaça - known for its Monastery & more !!"
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"Alcobaca - UNESCO site"
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"Alcobaça's Gem"
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