Back

Alcobaça Monastery

Alcobaça Monastery / Mosteiro de Alcobaça

Cultural Route
  • European Route of Cistercian Abbeys
Country
  • Portugal
Member Category
  • Cultural Institution / NGO
  • Heritage Site
Member Status
Individual
Year of Accession to Membership
N/D
Contact Details
Praça 25 de Abril
PT-2460-018 Alcobaça

Tel: +351 262 505 120
Website: www.mosteiroalcobaca.gov.pt
Email: geral[at]malcobaca.dgpc.pt
Contact Person
N/D
Main Town/Region
Alcobaça (Leiria)
Site Town/Region
Alcobaça (Leiria)
Main GPS Location
39.548865, -8.980501
Site GPS Location
39.548865, -8.980501
UNESCO World Heritage List
N/D
European Heritage Label
N/D
Other Heritage Labels
N/D
Description
The Monastery of Alcobaça was one of the first Cistercian monastic establishments in Portuguese territory, and became the main house of this religious Order, thanks to a continued policy of royal protection. The medieval buildings still preserved make the Alcobaça Monastery unique in the world, to which the later buildings, from the 16th to the 18th centuries, add, as an important testament to the evolution of Portuguese architecture, inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List (www.cister.net/abbayes/fr/75/alcobaca).
The Monastery of Alcobaça is administered under the Institute for the Management of Architectural and Archaeological Heritage (Instituto de Gestão do Património Arquitectónico e Arqueológico, IGESPAR) under the Directorate-General for Cultural Heritage (Direção-Geral do Património Cultural, DGPC).
Logos/Pictures

certification logo certification logo


With the support of:


EPA HEADQUARTERS | EICR EPA HEADQUARTERS | EICR

Neumünster Abbey, Luxembourg