The Alcobaça Monastery (Portuguese: Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Alcobaça) is a Mediaeval Roman Catholic Monastery located in the town of Alcobaça, in central Portugal. The church and monastery were the first Gothic buildings in Portugal, and it was one of the most important of the mediaeval monasteries in Portugal. Due to its artistic and historical importance, it was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1989. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcoba%C3%A7a_Monastery #architecture…

The Alcobaça Monastery is a Mediaeval Roman Catholic Monastery located in the town of Alcobaça, in central Portugal. The church and monastery were the first Gothic buildings in Portugal. UNESCO World Heritage Site in

Quinta de Regaleira is an estate located near the historic center of Sintra, Portugal, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra, Lisbon, Portugal Photo ~ Katarina Stefanović This palace and estate is located in the hills surrounding the historic center of Sintra, Portugal. It is classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Monastery door by Stuart Foster | Detail from the South Portal of the Monastery of Heironymites (Mosteiro dos Jeronimos) in the Belem district of Lisbon, Portugal. The monastery was built from 1502 and is regarded as a classic example of Manueline architecture. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Mosteiro dos Jeronimos in the Belem district of Lisbon, Portugal. The monastery was built from 1502 and is regarded as a classic example of Manueline architecture. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Guimaraes, Portugal  a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Get the scoop on everything that Guimaraes travel has to offer and see why this city deserves some of your Portugal vacation time.

Belém Tower (Torre de Belém) or the Tower of St Vincent is a fortified tower located in the civil parish of Santa Maria de Belém in the municipality of Lisbon, Portugal. It is an UNESCO World Heritage Site  because of the significant role it played in the Portuguese maritime discoveries of the era of the Age of Discoveries.(more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bel%C3%A9m_Tower)

It is located on the right bank of the Tejo river . The monument stands out by nationalism patent, since it is surrounded by deco.


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