Splendour of Portugal: the Alcobaça Monastery, UNESCO World Heritage Site

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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. 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 church and monastery were the first Gothic buildings in Portugal, and, together with the Monastery of Santa Cruz in Coimbra, 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 Heritage Site in 1989.

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Lloret on November 26, 2013

wonderfu church, good shot, LIKE

Leoni Hussein on February 9

Belíssima imagem, bom trabalho. Saudações do Brasil.

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  • Uploaded on January 21, 2012
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    by Jurgis Karnavicius
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D80
    • Taken on 2010/02/17 14:43:36
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 27.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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