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Estação Arqueológica de Parreitas

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Bárrio
2460, Cabeça do Louco

Alcobaça

Station situated on the hills of Bárrio and along ancient Flint pond. Is testimony of a human settlement that stretches between the centuries I and IV.

Ermida de Santa Rita / Ermida do Bom Jesus do Calvário

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Rua de Santa Rita
2460-396, Cós

Alcobaça

17th century chapel of 17th century architecture. Has ship only with coverage in barrel vault.

Museu do Vinho de Alcobaça

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Rua de Leiria
2460-059, Alcobaça

Alcobaça

An old cellar that became a museum in 1966. It features the history of the wine, together with agricultural utensils, as well as machines and objects related to vineyards growing.

Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Coz

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Rua de Santa Rita
2460-396, Cós

Alcobaça

This building was founded by testamentary arrangement of D. Sancho I it would come to adapt to a Convent house for the Bernardas during the 16th century. It possesses one only nave covered with a wooden ceiling with coffer painted with emblematic. –the walls are covered with pattern and figurative glazed tiles, altarpieces in golden mannerism carving framing paintings. The Manueline door giving access to the choir stands out, as well as the ceiling coffer paintings, the glazed tiles from the 18th century that cover the walls.

Museu Raúl da Bernarda

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Rua Frei Fortunato
2461-601, Alcobaça

Alcobaça

Open to the public since 2000, this museum shows the history of the oldest tapestries factory in Alcobaça. It exhibits several different artistic styles, totalling more than one hundred pieces from 1900 to 1970. By the museum there is a shop where one may acquire some current products of this factory.

Mosteiro de Alcobaça

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Praça 25 de Abril
2460-018, Alcobaça

Alcobaça

This Monument was constructed by the Cistercian Rule monks between 1178 and 1254 following the model from the Mother House from Cistercian Rule in Claraval, France. The Monastery is composed by three bodies: the church, the North and South wings where it was respectively located the Kings and Court chambers when visiting and the Abbot and Monks residences. From the original façade there are some preserved elements like the crenels on the side walls, the Gothic doorway and the lateral windows. The baroque towers were added in the 18th century. The church is the biggest one in Portugal with three …

Castelo de Alcobaça

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Rua do Castelo, 35
2460-036, Alcobaça

Alcobaça

Installed on a rise about 70 meters west of the monastery, Alcobaça Castle was sent to build by d. Afonso Henriques in 1147, on the presumed ruins of a fortification from the 6th century, as part of an important defensive line of the Lisbon region. Repeatedly devastated at the time of the Reconquista, d. Sancho ordered its reconstruction to house the monks alcobacenses and the population in the event of an attack. After suffering several earthquakes (1329, 1422 and 1563), turned out to serve as a prison in Filipes. Presenting itself in a State of ruin in the 18TH century, …

Museu da Fundação da Casa de Mateus

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Casa de Mateus, Vila Real
5000, Vila Real

Vila Real

Built in the 18th century, designed by Nicolau Nasoni, the House of Mateus is an ex-libris of the Portuguese baroque. The chapel was designed by the master José Álvaro Rego. Crestaed in 1970 by D. Francisco de Sousa Botelho de Albuquerque, its aims are the preservation of the House, the study of its archives, and the promotion of cultural, scientific and pedagogic activities. The activities of the Foundation are mainly related to literature and music. The gardens are extremely well preserved and possess a rare beauty. In the Museum, one can view 2000 parchments and royal letters, several objects connected …

Pelourinho de Vila Real

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Avenida Carvalho de Araújo
5000, Vila Real

Vila Real

Standing on a pedestal with three steps, it has a base and an octagonal main part of the column. On it stands the four faced base, with arched windows. A high cupola with an iron cross that has a small flag.

Fragas de Panóias / Santuário de Panóias

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Lugar do Assento
5000-751, Assento

Vila Real

Roman rock sanctuary with four rocks which are dug tanks or sinks, as well as six stone inscriptions that allude to the cult rendered to various Indian, Oriental and Roman deities. Is classified as a national monument.

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