Monastery of Alcobaça

One of the first Cistercian monastic foundations in Portugal, the Monastery of Alcobaça became the main House of this religious order, thanks to a continuous royal protection policy that began with King Afonso Henriques, Portugal’s first King. Its extant medieval structures are unique in the world, and so are its later additions from the 16th through to the 18th centuries, as they bear testimony to the evolution of Portuguese architecture. 

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Interior da Igreja - Cruzeiro e Capela-mor
Fachada da Igreja
Túmulo de D. Pedro
Refeitório
Sala dos Monges

The Monastery is inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

Site of Monastery of Alcabaça

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Guided visits

Advance booking, under previously agreed conditions.

- Thematic routes

Advance booking only.

Each visit takes about 1 hour.

  • The Manueline at the Monastery of Alcobaça
  • The Baroque at the Monastery of Alcobaça
  • Medieval Epigraphy at the Monastery of Alcobaça
  • Relic Chapel
  • Desterro Chapel
  • Retable depicting the Death of Saint Bernard

Guided visits organised by the Monastery

By advance booking only and under previously agreed conditions.

Circuits, timings and prices are the same as for the other tours.

Private visits

Private tours may be organised when the monument is closed, by advance booking only and under previously agreed conditions.


Educational Services

Guided visits to Schools, by advance reservation, only on working days.

Other groups, by advance reservation, based upon availability.
Tel.: +351 262505126