Monastery of Alcobaça

Local nameMosteiro de Santa Maria de Alcobaça
LocationAlcobaça, Portugal

The Alcobaça Monastery is a Roman Catholic monastic complex located in the town of Alcobaça, in central Portugal, some 120km north of Lisbon. The monastery was established in 1153 by the first Portuguese king, Afonso Henriques, and would develop a close association with the Portuguese monarchy throughout its seven-century-long history.

The church and monastery were the first Gothic buildings in Portugal, and, together with the roughly older Augustinian Monastery of Santa Cruz in Coimbra, it was one of the most important mediaeval monasteries in Portugal. Due to its artistic, cultural and historical relevance, it was included in UNESCO's World Heritage Site list in 1989.

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Opening hours

Oct - Mar: 9 am - 6 pm
Apr - Sep: 9 am - 7 pm

The ticket office closes 30 minutes before the Monastery’s closing time.

Closed on Jan 1, Easter Sunday, May 1 and Dec 24-25.


Individual ticket: €6
Seniors (65+), students, disabled: €3
Children (under 12): free

Ticket to the sacristy: €2

Free admission: first Sunday of each month during all day.

More information and contact


Official website

UNESCO website

Phone +351 262 505 120

Address Alcobaça 2460, Portugal

Coordinates 39°32'54.394" N -8°58'44.081" E

Tours and activities: Monastery of Alcobaça

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