12th century Monestery of Santa Maria d'Alcobaça, in central Portugal. UNESCO World Heritage Site.  photo by Jose Paulo

Majestic lines - century Monestery of Santa Maria d'Alcobaça, in central Portugal. UNESCO World Heritage Site. photo by Jose Paulo

The Alcobaça Monastery (Portuguese: Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Alcobaça) is a Mediaeval Roman Catholic Monastery located in the town of Alcobaça, in central Portugal. The church and monastery were the first Gothic buildings in Portugal, and 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

The Alcobaça Monastery is a Mediaeval Roman Catholic Monastery located in the town of Alcobaça, in central Portugal. The church and monastery were the first Gothic buildings in Portugal. UNESCO World Heritage Site in

Mosteiro de Alcobaça - Portugal by Portuguese_eyes, via Flickr

The Monastery of Alcobaça is classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage site.

Mosteiro da Batalha, Portugal. The Monastery of Batalha was built to commemorate a battle giving Portugal freedom from the Spanish.

4 PORTUGAL - Monastery of Batalha was built to commemorate a battle giving Portugal freedom from the Spanish.

The Alcobaça Monastery (Portuguese: Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Alcobaça) ::  a Mediaeval Roman Catholic Monastery located in the town of Alcobaça, in central Portugal. 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 Alcobaça Monastery (Portuguese: Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Alcobaça) a Mediaeval Roman Catholic Monastery located in the town of Alcobaça, in central Portugal. It was founded by the first Portuguese King, Afonso Henriques, in 1153

Detail of tomb of Inês wearing crown, Alcobaça. MONASTERY   Photo © Carolyn Miller

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Detail of tomb of Inês wearing crown, Alcobaça. MONASTERY Photo © Carolyn Miller

Mosteiro de Alcobaça - Founded by the first Portuguese king in 1153, the Cistercian Alcobaça Monastery was one of the richest and most prestigious monasteries in medieval Europe. Its church was the first building in Portugal to adopt the Gothic style and was (and still is!) the largest church in the country. Due to its artistic and historical importance, it was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1989 and it was also elected as one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal in 2007.

Cistercian Alcobaça Monastery Founded by the first Portuguese king in 1153

Mosteiro de Alcobaça - Portugal Património Mundial da UNESCO - 1989 http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/505/

Mosteiro de Alcobaça - Portugal Património Mundial da UNESCO - 1989 http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/505/

Alcobaça Monastery | Mosteiro de Alcobaça Alcobaça | Portugal Photo by Paulo Chaves Fotografia

Alcobaça Monastery | Mosteiro de Alcobaça Alcobaça | Portugal Photo by Paulo Chaves Fotografia

Beco da Paixão Assolapada, em Alcobaça (love the name: Head over Wheels backstreet)

Beco da Paixão Assolapada, em Alcobaça (love the name: Head over Wheels backstreet)

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