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Portugal, Monastery of Alcobaça

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Location Alcobaça, district of Leiria, Portugal
Coordinates N39 32 60 W8 58 36.012
Type Cultural
Date of Inscription 1989

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/505 )

The Monastery of Santa Maria d'Alcobaça, north of Lisbon, was founded in the 12th century by King Alfonso I. Its size, the purity of its architectural style, the beauty of the materials and the care with which it was built make this a masterpiece of Cistercian Gothic art.

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Cloister and church of the Alcobaça Monastery Monastery of Alcobaca

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