Portugal’s Monasteries: Fatima, Batalha, Alcobaca

Portugal’s monasteries are an essential part of Portuguese culture. Here you’ll learn just a tiny bit about Fatima, Batalha, Alcobaça, and Tomar. Every one of these are must-sees if you’re headed to Portugal!

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Alcobaça

The next part of the Triangle of all cities that are Portuguese is Alcobaça, a small town whose main attraction is a large monastery. Afonso Henríques went on to establish the monastery of Alcobaça in 1153, and thus won the struggle in Santarém and promised God that he’d construct a monastery. Must-sees include kitchen and also the quarters. Other sites include fans King Pedro I and Inês p Castro, and The Abbey of Santa Maria’s imperial tomb.

Fátima

The Abbey is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as Europe’s largest Cistercian temple and Portugal’s biggest church.

It boasts a scene of a kitchen, seven dormitories, a library and five cloisters. Indoors, columns and enormous columns encourage the nave of the church.

Batalha

Tomar

This is surely the most famous one. Historic Fátima is renowned for being the town where three children saw apparitions of the Virgin Mary. She is thought to have foretold the 1981 assassination effort of Pope John Paul II , Russian communism, and World War II. Lots of Fátima’s pilgrims trip on May 13th and October 13th, anniversaries of the virgin visits. The architectural gem of the town is the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary.

Located in a square double the magnitude of Rome’s St. Peter’s Square, it could accommodate a thousand people. The Chapel of the Apparitions houses a figure of the Virgin Mary holding the bullet extracted from Pope John Paul II and also sits in a corner of the square.

Launched by King D. João I of Portugal, the town of Batalha is the second member of This Holy Triangle of All Portuguese towns and is chiefly known for the Monastery Santa Maria da Vitória.

It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Points of interest include the chapter house’s vaulting that stretches up to 60 feet, in addition to the statues of the apostles in the front portal of the gorgeous gothic cathedral.

Exterior the monastery that is dominating, you will find quaint stores and restaurants of. Batalha is famous for its craftsmanship. Many memorabilia can be purchased in the Loja do Mundo Rural store in the tourism office.

Tomar sits on the banks of This Nabão River.

Even the 12th century Templar Castle overlooks the town. It was the national headquarters for the Templar Knights throughout the Middle Ages. Tomar is house to the following UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Convent of Christ, and one of Portugal’s oldest synagogues (circa 1430).

After checking out the Countless history sites of Tomar, Go down to the Road of Rua Serpa Pinto to Store and snap some photos of This Church of All São João Baptista.

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Seventeenth-century buildings encircle the town squarefoot, on Praça da República.

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