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The cloister of the monastery was built during the reign of, and sponsored
by, King Dinis I. It is one of the largest medi...
The
finished
church
and
monastery were
the
first
truly
Gothic buildings in
Portugal, and the
church was the
largest
in
Por...
From the church, visitors can pass through the King’s Hall into the
monastery proper. From the King’s Hall, we passed into...
The monks dedicated
their lives to religious
meditation,
creating
illuminated manuscripts in
a scriptorium. The monks
from...
During the reign
of Manuel I, a
second floor was
added to the
cloister and a
new sacristy was
built, following
the
charact...
The columns of the Cloister of Silence are decorated by capitals with animal and
vegetal motifs. The builder was the Portu...
Capela da Virgem do Claustro
Dormitorium
The dormitory is
a big gothic
room where the
monks
slept
together:
only
the abbot was
allowed to have
his own ...
Dormitorium
Dormitorium
Dormitorium
The kitchen of the monastery
The kitchen of the monastery
The kitchen of the monastery
was built and covered with
tiles in the mid-18th century.
The
central chimney is
enormous, su...
Water and fresh fish were
diverted from the river Alcoa to
the kitchen basin through a
specially-built canal.
Refeitório
The refectory was the room in which the monks had their meals everyday. While they ate, one of the monks read a...
The Gothic Fountain Hall has an elegant early renaissance water basin inside, decorated with renaissance motifs including ...
Alcobaça remains, after 800 years, the largest Portuguese church.
The first architect(s) of the
church, most probably of
French origin, followed the
design of the Abbey of
Clairvaux
(now
m...
In each side of the chapel
of Saint Bernard are buried
Kings Afonso II and Afonso
III.
the chapel of
Saint Bernard
In the Baroque period, the
monks were famous for
their clay sculptures, many
of them are still inside the
monastery. Elabo...
The lateral aisles of the nave are as high (20 metres) as the central one, which together with the relative slenderness of...
Text: Internet
Pictures: Sanda Foişoreanu
Gabriela Cristescu
Internet
Copyrights of the photos belong to each photographer...
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Listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, in 1989, this magnificent monastery is one of the finest and most impressive examples of Cistercian architecture in Europe. Although it was built almost 900 years ago, the monastery still preserves the set of its mediaeval buildings. The church is the largest primitive Gothic church built in Portugal in the Middle Ages

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  • Que maravilla, los dos claustros son una verdadera belleza pero hay uno que tiene los capiteles tallados con figuras y son fantásticos. Todo el Monasterio es increible, las fuentes, la cocina, los dormitorios, si no hubiera tanta humedad no se pondría todo tan negro, me da mucha rabia, en todos pasa lo mismo. Mis mas sinceras gracias por estos bellísimos Monasterios, tienen unas arquitecturas espectaculares. Pilar
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Portugal Alcobaca2 Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Alcobaça

  1. 1. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/sandamichaela-2014020-alcobaca2/
  2. 2. The cloister of the monastery was built during the reign of, and sponsored by, King Dinis I. It is one of the largest mediaeval Cistercian cloisters in Europe.
  3. 3. The finished church and monastery were the first truly Gothic buildings in Portugal, and the church was the largest in Portugal. The last touch in the mediaeval ensemble was given in the late 13th century, when King Dinis I ordered the construction of the Gothic cloister, the Cloister of Silence.
  4. 4. From the church, visitors can pass through the King’s Hall into the monastery proper. From the King’s Hall, we passed into the Cloister of Silence, one of five (!!) cloisters in this monastery. Only one of those is open to the public.
  5. 5. The monks dedicated their lives to religious meditation, creating illuminated manuscripts in a scriptorium. The monks from the monastery produced an early authoritative history on Portugal in a series of books. The library at Alcobaça was one of the largest Portuguese mediaeval libraries, but was pillaged by the invading French in 1810, and many items were stolen in an anti-clerical riot in 1834, when the religious orders in Portugal were dissolved. The remnants of the monastery library, including hundreds of mediaeval manuscripts, are kept today in the National Library in Lisbon.
  6. 6. During the reign of Manuel I, a second floor was added to the cloister and a new sacristy was built, following the characteristic Portuguese late Gothic known as "Manueline". The monastery was further enlarged in the 18th century, with the addition of a new cloister and towers to the church, although the mediaeval structure was mostly preserved.
  7. 7. The columns of the Cloister of Silence are decorated by capitals with animal and vegetal motifs. The builder was the Portuguese architect Domingo Domingues.
  8. 8. Capela da Virgem do Claustro
  9. 9. Dormitorium The dormitory is a big gothic room where the monks slept together: only the abbot was allowed to have his own room. In the 16th century the space was divided into individual cells. In the 1930s the cell walls were demolished.
  10. 10. Dormitorium
  11. 11. Dormitorium
  12. 12. Dormitorium
  13. 13. The kitchen of the monastery
  14. 14. The kitchen of the monastery
  15. 15. The kitchen of the monastery was built and covered with tiles in the mid-18th century. The central chimney is enormous, supported by eight iron columns
  16. 16. Water and fresh fish were diverted from the river Alcoa to the kitchen basin through a specially-built canal.
  17. 17. Refeitório The refectory was the room in which the monks had their meals everyday. While they ate, one of the monks read aloud passages of the Bible from a pulpit, which in Alcobaça is embedded on one of the walls.
  18. 18. The Gothic Fountain Hall has an elegant early renaissance water basin inside, decorated with renaissance motifs including the coatof-arms of the monastery and reliefs of gryphs.
  19. 19. Alcobaça remains, after 800 years, the largest Portuguese church.
  20. 20. The first architect(s) of the church, most probably of French origin, followed the design of the Abbey of Clairvaux (now mostly demolished), which had been founded by Bernard of Clairvaux in 1115. Chapel of Saint Bernard This chapel, located in the South side of the transept, has a sculptural group depicting the "Death of Saint Bernard", one of the best works authored by 17th-century Alcobaça monks. In each side of the chapel are buried Kings Afonso II and Afonso III.
  21. 21. In each side of the chapel of Saint Bernard are buried Kings Afonso II and Afonso III.
  22. 22. the chapel of Saint Bernard
  23. 23. In the Baroque period, the monks were famous for their clay sculptures, many of them are still inside the monastery. Elaborate tiles and altarpieces completed the decoration of the church.
  24. 24. The lateral aisles of the nave are as high (20 metres) as the central one, which together with the relative slenderness of the church (17 metres) and large length (106 metres) conveys an impression of monumentality. The vertical emphasis observed in the building is a typical gothic feature.
  25. 25. Text: Internet Pictures: Sanda Foişoreanu Gabriela Cristescu Internet Copyrights of the photos belong to each photographer Presentation: Sanda Foişoreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda Sound: Golden Age of Portuguese Music. Joo Lourenco Rebelo - Fratres Sobrii ;Panis Angelicus

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