Kitchen - view of chimney and basin

18th century

Alcobaça Monastery

Alcobaça Monastery
Alcobaça, Portugal

The kitchen was destroyed in the 17th century, when the Afonso VI Cloister was built and only its Romanic door remains. The current kitchen, between the Refectory and the Monks’ Room, has in its middle a huge chimney covered in glazed tiles, as are all the interior walls. At the back is a water basin with water brought by the canal system. The grandiose, almost regal, ambience of the kitchen is a surprise to the visitor in the context of the mediaeval temperance of the Cloister of Silence.


  • Title: Kitchen - view of chimney and basin
  • Date Created: 18th century
  • Location Created: Alcobaça Monastery, Portugal
  • Rights: DGPC/ADF - Mariano Piçarra

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