Mosteiro de Alcobaça

Mosteiro de Alcobaça
Alcobaça Monastery Baroque façade of the abbey ChurchAlternative namesReal Abbey of Santa Maria de AlcobaçaTypeMosteiroDominant styleGothic, Manueline, Mannerism, Baroque Beginning of construction 12th centuryInauguration1252 (consecration) DiocesePatriarchate of LisbonSacerdoteAssist Bishops: D. Joaquim Mendes; D. Nuno Brás; D. José TraquinaWebsitemosteiroalcobaca.ptNational HeritageClassification The Monastery of Alcobaça, also known as the Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Alcobaça (its official name in the Congregation of Alcobaça that it headed), is a monastery today located in the city of Alcobaça, in the Centro region, in Portugal. It is the first fully Gothic work erected on Portuguese soil. It was started in 1178 by the monks of the Cistercian Order. It is classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and as a National Monument since 1910, IPPAR. [1] On July 7, 2007, he was elected as one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal.
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