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beautiful cream colored,light filled interior -different from the elaborate decor of most churches, made this my favorite in Portugal . The story and beautifully carved tombs of Pedro and Ines make this Monastery worth the visit.
Found the free parking up the hill, and it's a short walk down to the main square. It's the first ever Gothic church in Portugal. Learned about the love between Pedro and Ines, and Pedros father who had Ines killed. Beautiful masonry tombs of Pedro...More
Admission to the Church is free and it costs 6€ to tour the monastery (3€ for those 65 and over). The monastery is pretty, although the gardens need some TLC. It would have also been nice to see at least one monk’s room to see...More
Portugal's largest church is a UNESCO world heritage site and this is a must see while in Alcobaca and if you only have time to do one thing while there, make this it. It is stunning and of course holds the bodies of the famous...More
Not only this place is interesting, but also the sarcophagus of the 2 lovers, Pedro and Ines. Madly in love, they were not allowed to get married and Pedro's father ordered the killing of Ines. Legend has it that Pedro crowned her as queen years...More
This simple church founded by King Afonso Henriques in 1153, was for the farmers, and the largest in Portugal: completed in 1252. The true Romeo & Juliet-like story of King Pedro & Ines de Castro is worthy reading.
Huge, colossal, imposing and severe in its facade and interiors. It’s so bare of adornments that what you learn about the 990 monks who lived there creates a sense of convincing simplicity and severity. That for the first five hundred years it was not open...More