Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Alcobaça
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Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Alcobaça Alcobaca Reviews
One of the most magnificent gothic monuments in Portugal Sep 09, 2010
The Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Alcobaça is known as one of the most magnificent gothic monuments in Portugal and has become an important tourist attraction.
The church and adjacent monastery are stunning and there are many fascinating rooms that can be visited, like the Room of the Kings, the Dormitory of the monks, the Refectory where the monks ate, the Kitchen and the Cloister of Silence. Most special is the Sacristy though.
If you get your entrance ticket, tell the receptionist you also want to visit the Sacristy. The entrance to this room is not being advertised and costs 2 euro a person extra. This is because the priests still use this area before mass and want to keep it as quiet as possible. With this extra ticket they will open up the room especially for you and give you a short private tour.
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