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.

The Palácio da Pena / Pena Palace constitutes one of the major expressions of 19th century Romanticism in the world.  The palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal.

Pena National Palace in Sintra, Portugal constitutes one of the major expressions of century Romanticism in the world.

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)

The monument stands out by nationalism patent, since it is surrounded by deco.

Alto Douro Wine Region | Alto Duoro, Portugal

Alto Douro Wine Region | Alto Duoro, Portugal

Geronimos Monastery, Unesco World Heritage Site, Belem, Lisbon, Portugal

Geronimos Monastery, Unesco World Heritage Site, Belem, Lisbon, Portugal

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Palacio da Pena, a UNESCO World Heritage Site    Sintra, Portugal

Palácio da Pena, or "Castelo da Pena" as it is more commonly known, is the most complete and notable example of Portuguese architecture in the Romantic period. It stands on one of the rocky

The mammoth Jeronomos monastery in Belem, Portugal, seen from above. A UNESCO World Heritage monument

The mammoth Jeronomos monastery in Belem, Portugal, seen from above. A UNESCO World Heritage monument

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