Alcobaça is a town that still shows its old-world roots in its downtown architecture—pretty red-tile roofs and French chateau turrets. The town is in a picturesque valley between the towns of Nazaré and Batalha, and is known for its crystal as well as for its impressive church and monastery that date back to the 12th century.


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