Monastery of Saint Mary of Alcobaça - main gate

16th-18th centuries

Alcobaça Monastery

Alcobaça Monastery
Alcobaça, Portugal

The main façade of the Monastery has two plain-style wings with the church in the middle. The façade of the church is a mix of styles: the portal and the rose window above were part of the original church, while the statues and the two flanking towers were added in the beginning of the 18th century. The side walls of the church have crenellations and the apse has eight flying buttresses to support the weight of the vault of the apse, a typical feature of Gothic architecture.


  • Title: Monastery of Saint Mary of Alcobaça - main gate
  • Date Created: 16th-18th centuries
  • Location Created: Alcobaça Monastery, Portugal
  • Rights: DGPC/ADF - Henrique Ruas

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