Portugal - Monastery of Alcobaça

The Monastery of Santa Maria d'Alcobaça, north of Lisbon, was founded in the 12th century by King Alfonso I. Its size, the purity of its architectural style, the beauty of the materials and the care with which it was built make this a masterpiece of Cistercian Gothic art. 

Date of Inscription: 1989 
further Informations: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/505

private swap with Susana from Portugal - December 2011


first published: 21 Dec 2011
edited: 21 Jul 2013

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