Monastery of Alcobaça, another wonder of PortugalOctober 17, 2018
O Alcobaça monastery, in the town of Alcobaça is one of those wonders of Portugal, we were there on a trip we made almost 10 days for Portugal, we decided to go through the monastery because he was on the road between Porto and Lisbon.
The Alcobaça Monastery in fact is called Monastery of Santa Maria de Alcobaça and also known as Royal Abbey of Santa Maria de Alcobaça, one of the first buildings in the Gothic style, It was built in 1178, by monks.
He is one of the national monuments Portugal, It is also the patrimony of humanity and was elected one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal, along with another monastery we visited, the Monastery of Batalha.
Part of the monastery church does not pay to visit, now if you want to know inside ,it's paid, we only did the free part, which is very pretty.
There is even a hotel called Charm, plus gardens, chapels and many other beauties.
A hint, if you can only go by only one of monasteries, It is to better understand the Battle, which in our opinion is more beautiful and has a more interesting story.
A curiosity is that there are the tombs of D. Pedro and Inês de Castro D.ª, but this D. Pedro is not the D. Peter we met our history books, It is another important person in the national culture.
On this day we know the monastery, we passed several other cities on the road between Porto and Lisbon, We began the journey by the university town Coimbra, Fatima went then to visit the shrine that for our luck was very very quiet, perhaps because a Monday, and then it was time to get to know the two monasteries, after them, also visited the medieval town of Obidos and Nazare Beach one that has the giant waves, so we were not much in the town of Alcobaça, to visit some of the monastery, we were there for about an hour, if all he knows would have to leave at least one 3 hours.
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