Alcobaça Monastery and Church History in Alcobaça, Portugal - Encircle Photos

42 Alcobaça Monastery and Church History in Alcobaça, Portugal

During the Battle of Ourique against the Moors in 1147, Afonso Henriques promised that if he won he would build a magnificent monastery and church for the Cistercian Order of monks. Known as “The Conqueror,” Afonso I became the first king of Portugal but would not live long enough to see the Monastery of St. Mary finished in 1223 and the church completed 29 years later.

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2460-018 Alcobaça, Portugal

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