The present sacristy, rebuilt in the 18th century, rebuilt in the 18th century, is a spacious room. Its ceiling is richly decorated in plaster painted blue, gold and white, and the floor covered with marble in geometric designs. To the left, as we enter the sacristy, is a set of a large statues including that of St Augustine which is considered to be its best. In the center, opposite the entrance is the statue of the Virgin with St Bernard on Her right and St Benedict on her left. At the far end stands an octogonal reliquary lined with gilt carvings and niches containing busts and statues in wood and clay.


  • Title: ‏‏‎ New Sacristy
  • Date Created: 14th century
  • Location Created: Alcobaça Monastery, Portugal
  • Rights: DGPC/ADF - José Paulo Ruas

Additional Items

Get the app

Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more

Flash this QR Code to get the app
Google apps