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Alcobaça

(əlko͝obä`sə), town (1991 pop. 5,235), Leiria dist., W central Portugal, in Estremadura. The town, a fruit processing and textile center, became a center of the Cistercians in the reign of Alfonso I, and its abbey (building begun 1152) was the greatest of medieval Portugal. The Alcobaça Cistercians exercised enormous influence on education, social conditions, finance, and politics. The early kings of Portugal are buried in the abbey.
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Contract notice: Rachadouro cloister award in the monastery of santa maria de alcobaca for installation of a hotel establishment.
It is currently working in the Evora di Alcobaca quarry in the district of Leira, 80km north of Lisbon.
Here, guests can expand their knowledge of the Alcobaca Cistercian Monastery, or discover the history of Alcobaca and its connection to medieval Portugal at this World Heritage Site, before exploring the charming little town.
15) As embarcacoes que apareceram no referido livro de entradas em geral sao procedentes do sul da Provincia (Camamu, Alcobaca, Porto Seguro etc.
To be fair, the use as a cafe sustains a culinary allusion to those kitchen chimneys at Sintra and Alcobaca, while the shop has cultural credibility, selling mostly books.
The match was played on an isolated pitch in the countryside at Quinta do Pinheri, near Alcobaca.
Duggan, 'Aspects of Anglo-Portuguese Relations in the Twelfth Century: Manuscripts, Relics, Decretals and the Cult of St Thomas Becket at Lorvao, Alcobaca and Tomar', Portuguese Studies, 14 (1998), 1-19.
Her sister Anna recounts a notation in one of Susan's journals: "I have been amused by a little book 'An Excursion to the Monasteries of Alcobaca and Batallia,' by Mr.
The price cuts take the cost of a week from May 19 in a two bedroom chalet at the Marinha Grande holiday park near Alcobaca in Portugal to pounds 305 for a family of two adults and three kids.
LEIRIA, one or two hours north of Lisbon on the A1, has regular bus services to the three big centres of northern Estremadura - Alcobaca, Batalha and Fatima.
Frubaca-Cooperativa Hortofruitcultores of Alcobaca, Portugal has installed and is producing juice using batch equipment.