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5 – Alcobaça Monastery (Mosteiro de Alcobaça)

5 – Alcobaça Monastery (Mosteiro de Alcobaça)

Alcobaça Monastery is a Cistercian abbey church and monastery.

It is located 120 kilometers (75 miles) north of Lisbon in the town of Alcobaça.

The interior is grand yet simple and bright with Gothic lines. The highlight of the church are the tombs of King Pedro I and his mistress, Inês de Castro. Their tombs face each other so that they will meet each other when they rise on Judgement Day. Pedro I, son of Afonso IV, was king of Portugal from 1357 to 1367.

Other than a church, the Alcobaça Monastery features two cloisters, a refectory, kitchen, and a dormitory.

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