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Discover Alcobaça

A World Heritage Site and one of Portugal’s most interesting cities. Things like the history that goes back to the nation’s beginning, the Monastery’s unmatchable architecture, the beautiful views, the enviable pastries and the final place of Portugal’s and one of the World’s most beautiful love stories are what makes Alcobaça so special.
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Typical July:
23º C
73º F
Typical January:
46º F

What to see

Alcobaça’s historical past have made it a fantastic place. Get to know what you should visit:

Alcobaça’s Monastery

National symbol, associated with the Cistercian Oder, admired for the magnificent tombs of Pedro and Inês, the protagonists of Portugal’s greatest love story.

Wine Museum

A museum dedicated to the area’s excellent wines, where you can learn more about its characteristics and production.

Monks Park

An environmental and cultural park that intends to showcase the Alcobaça Monks way of living.

Atlantis Visit Centre

Here you can get to know Atlantis’ company history and learn more about the beautiful glass and crystal art.

What to do

Alcobaça is a very interesting city. See what you can do here:

Go to the Conventual Sweets Exhibition

During the 3rd weekend of November, the Monastery welcomes the international show of conventual desserts and liqueurs.

Go to S. Martinho do Porto Beach

A beach in a beautiful shell shaped bay. It’s an iconic landscape of this area.

Visit ‘Aire e Candeeiros’ Mountain

A beautiful mountain in the Estremadura’s limestone massif that is worth visiting.

Taste Alcobaça’s Apples

These apples are known for its great flavor. Taste this delicious fruit or even the fresh apple juice.

What to taste

This city is the right place to enjoy conventual desserts, thanks to the abundance of eggs in the Monastery. Check what you must taste:

‘Pudim de Ovos’

This egg pudding recipe from the Alcobaça monks is a typical dessert and much enjoyed in Alcobaça.


Another egg based sweet, very popular in Alcobaça. Also a result of the Monastery’s eggs.

Alfeizerão Sponge Cake

A delicious cake that is said to have been served to King D. Carlos by accident, before it was fully cooked.

‘Frango na púcara’

A typical regional chicken dish, initially made of partridge and pigeon, cooked in the traditional clay ‘púcara’.

Places to visit near Alcobaça

Located in Portugal’s central area, Alcobaça is near other places worth visiting. See which ones:

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