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UNESCO World Heritage Sites Challenge: Monastery of the Hieronymites and the Tower of Belém

While in Lisbon (Portugal) recently, I got to tick off another Unesco world heritage site. Physically this is two sites, but they are in short walking distance of each other but they classed as one. First the Monastery of the … Continue reading

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UNESCO World Heritage Challenge: Monastery of Batalha

Following on from my last post on the Monastery of Alcobaça, the Monastery of Batalha, in Central Portugal was about a 30 minute drive away. The date building works began on this cathedral is not confirmed, although it is known … Continue reading

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UNESCO World Heritage Challenge: Monastery of Alcobaça

I recently had the chance to visit another two UNESCO World Heritage site, this monastery and also the Monastery of Batalha, both in central Portugal. The Monastery of St. Maria de Alcobaça was founded in 1153. The construction lasted several … Continue reading

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