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Nov 4, 2005 - Alcobaca

We have been in Alcobaça for two weeks - the longest we have stayed anywhere since we started traveling May 18 (which makes it 6 months this weekend!). Alcobaça's claim to fame is the Mosteiro Santa Maria de Alcobaça, a stunning 11th century abbey that is the largest in Portugal. It is fairly ornate on the outside but very austere inside with long, narrow naves and Gothic arches. Inside are the beautifully carved tombs of King Pedro I and his mistress, Ines de Castro - a very sad but romantic story. The town has obviously had a lot of EU...

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