Archive for ‘monument’

Church of Batalha Monastery

Church of Batalha Monastery

July 22, 2013

Each monastery should have a church, where religious come to pray. One of the most impressive monasteries in Portugal, loaded of symbolism, the Batalha Monastery, owns one of the finest Gothic churches in the country, which I invite you to discover. Batalha is a small Portuguese town named so in honour of the great victory… [Read entry]

Hieronymites Monastery, Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, peak of the late gothic

Hieronymites Monastery, Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, peak of the late gothic

July 29, 2011

Lisbon, capital of Portugal, has experienced all kinds of influences, from the four corners of the world. When the country was trading all around the world in the 16th century, the city built magnificent monuments. Under King Manuel I, Portugal reached its peak in controlling global trade. The money flowed abundantly at this time, Europeans… [Read entry]

Cloister of Silence, Dom Dinis, Alcobaça Monastery

Cloister of Silence, Dom Dinis, Alcobaça Monastery

March 4, 2011

When we think of monks, it comes quickly to mind people who are utterly devoted to God, practicing introspection, self-study, and for many, the worship of silence. It is not uncommon a movie or a book that shows us monks not allowed to speak! The Monastery of Alcobaça, one of the most famous magnificent religious… [Read entry]

Aqueduct of Pegões, Tomar: Landscapes of Ribatejo

Aqueduct of Pegões, Tomar: Landscapes of Ribatejo

September 29, 2010

You know what, I studied in Tomar. I had been living there for a few years, enough to attach myself to a sustainable region, and I wanted to show you a monument underrated. This city, famous for its “Convento de Cristo” – World Heritage Site by UNESCO -, has therefore another architectural marvel, which is… [Read entry]