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Monastery of Alcobaça frontage

Monastery of Alcobaça

The Alcobaça Abbey is one of the most importants medieval monastaires in Europe. The monastaire was funded in 1153 by donation from our first King, Afonso Henriques, to Bernardo de Claraval.
Monastery of Jerónimos main view forefront

Monastery of Jerónimos

The Monastery of Jerónimos is an essencial peace of Manueline architecture. The original trace is from Boitaca (1502), witch build the church foundings and claustro.
Regaleira Palace - Pena Nacional Palace

Pena National Palace

The Pena National Palace is one of the greatest expressions of the Romanticism applied to the constructed heritage, built in the 19th century in Portugal. King Fernando de Saxe Coburgo-Gotha, who married Queen Mary II in 1836, took the initiative to have this extraordinary National Monument built.
Monastery of Batalha, King João I and D. Nuno Álvares Pereira heroes of Portugal.

Monastery of Batalha

The Monastery of Batalha is the most important symbol of the Avis dynasty. Build by D. João I, after making a vow to the Virgin, if the battle of Aljubarrora was won.
The walls of Castle of Obidos and the great dungeon tower.

Óbidos Castle

Are still obscure the origins of the fortress. Apparently, its dominant position in relation to the extensive lagoon to the west, favored the installation of a primitive fortified stronghold of Roman origin. The High Middle Ages did not leave visible traces of their presence and it was only in the twelfth century we find references to Obidos again.
Tower of Belem, near Tejo river.

Belém Tower

The Belém Tower was built to pay homage to the patron saint of Lisbon - St. Vincent - in the place where the large defensive vessel, the Grande Nau (Great Ship), had rested at anchor establishing a crossfire with the Forte de São Sebastião (St. Sebastian Fortress). Thus, the wooden structure was perpetuated on stone.
Castle of Guimaraes, the birth of the portuguese nation.

Guimarães Castle

The original construction of the Castle of Guimarães dates back to the time of Dona Mumadona Dias, who ordered its building in the 10th century to defend the Monastery (which she had founded to live there when she became a widow) from the attacks of Muslims and Normans.
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