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Alcobaca Monastery

Alcobaca Monastery

The monastery of Santa Maria de Alcobaça is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Built in the 12th-13th centuries this was the first example of Gothic architecture in Portugal and for many years the largest church.

Within the monastery are the exquisitely carved tombs of King Pedro I and his lover Ines de Castro who was brutally murdered by order of Pedro's father.

Within the complex are arefectory, dormitory, chapter-house, cloisters, and huge kitchen.