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27.02.2023 • 12.03.2023
Beautifully placed between the mountains and the coastline, the soul of the charming city of Alcobaça is deeply defined by the monumentality of the brilliant cistercian Monastery of Alcobaça
Alcobaça with (he)art
Beautifully placed between the mountains and the coastline, the soul of the charming city of Alcobaça is deeply defined by the monumentality of the brilliant cistercian Monastery of Alcobaça, World Heritage site since 1989. A stronghold of History and cultural richness, hand-in-hand with heart-felt hospitality.
Sleeping in Alcobaça
The pleasant city of Alcobaça offers its visitors surprising options in terms of accommodation. Travellers can stay at the brand new 5-star hotel Montebelo Alcobaça Historic Hotel, located in a wing of the stunning UNESCO World Monastery of Alcobaça or at other renowned hotels that provide all the modern comfort and a dedicated service, committed to excellence.
The city of Alcobaça is famous for its renowned restaurants, opulent tables and the quality of its endogenous products. Traditionally, this region has always been highly fertile. In ancient times, the monks cultivated these lands and founded an important agricultural school. Comfort food that is good for the soul.
Monastery of Alcobaça
The History of one of Portugal's most important monuments has also a lot of love inside. Listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, in 1989, this magnificent monastery is one of the finest and most impressive examples of Cistercian architecture in Europe. Although it was built almost 900 years ago, the monastery still preserves the set of its mediaeval buildings. The church is the largest primitive Gothic church built in Portugal in the Middle Ages.
The Alcobaça apple is not just a regular apple. It is actually a combination of 9 different apple varieties: Casa Nova (exclusively Portuguese variety), Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Royal Gala, Fuji, Granny smith, Jonagold, Reineta and Pink!
Alcobaça is owner of prestigious superbrands that have conquered the heart of consumers throughout the years. These brands are the living testimony of a deep-rooted local identity, hand-in-hand with the values of uniqueness, emotional attachment and differentiation potential.
São Martinho do Porto beach
Alcobaça, magnificently placed between the Candeeiros Mountains and the coastline, has nine awarded safe beaches - Água de Madeiros, Pedro do Ouro, Polvoeira, Paredes da Vitória, Vale Furado, Légua, Falca, Gralha and São Martinho do Porto - that strike their visitors with eye-catching natural beauty.