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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
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"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: Óbidos and Nazaré with Optional Wine Tasting
"Start the day with a pickup by your private guide then head out to ""Quinta do Sanguinhal"". Composed of 40 hectares 25 of which are vineyards Quinta do Sanguinhal is located on a plateau with gentle slopes of clay and sandy soil. One of the company’s old distilleries is set up here as well as the cellars with wooden barrels where they age the brandies and fortified wines. While at the winery visit the gardens of the 19th century vineyards
From EUR140.00

More Warnings and Dangers in Alcobaça

Tricky coast

The wild coast of Alcobaça is beautiful, but hiding some risks: in a recent sunday, we witnessed a tragedy under the bright sun and in the calm waters - a distraction, and a boat was turned by a wave,...
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solopes
Apr 01, 2016

Rivers

Baça river draining in Alcoa river gave name to Alcobaça. The merging point of both rivers were for long time abandoned and neglected. A few years ago workings were started to recover and embellish...
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solopes
Mar 28, 2015

Fish and coins

One of the highlights in the monastery is the huge kitchen. There, a tank is always freshened by running water, diverted from the river. In my last visit I noticed that merging two traditions may lead...
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solopes
Mar 28, 2015

That's not snow!!

Watch out for all the pigeons out in front of the monastery. They were swarming all around and you wouldn't want to get a free sample of pigeon hair gel, would you? This little girl was so cute. Her...
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acemj
May 03, 2004
 
 
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