The Monastery of Alcobaça
The monastery of Alcobaça, located in the district of Leiria, the mother house of the Order of Cistercian in Portugal dates back to the genesis of its existence in the middle of the 12th century. It owes its unique evolution with regard to the extent of its cost with the work done by religious, called here as agronomical monks due to their wisdom in this area. Over the centuries, they carried out an intervention in the landscape that completely transformed it into uses, passing from land often invaded by the sea to land with an unparalleled productive capacity.
Illustrated book of Alcobaça, by Manoel dos Santos, Coimbra, 1710
Travels in Portugal
Travel book by architect James Murphy, London, 1795
Map and location