Rongbuk Monastery (at elevation 5000 meters ) is the highest monastery in the world. It is also the last inhabited spot before Everest Base Camp, about 7 km distant. From Rongbuk Monastery the huge north face of Everest is clearly seen.
(Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Alcobaša) is a mediaeval monastery located in the town of Alcobaša, in central Portugal. It was founded by the first Portuguese King, Afonso Henriques, in 1153, and maintained a close association with the Kings of Portugal throughout its history.
The church and monastery were the first Gothic buildings in Portugal, and, together with the Monastery of S...
Antvorskov was the principal monastery for the order of Brothers Hospitallers of St. John of God, located in the current town of Slagelse on Zealand, Denmark.
It was founded in 1165 by Valdemar the Great. Hans Tausen, who is credited as being a leading catalyst for the Danish Reformation, lived at the monastery and gave a sermon in 1525 that launched the reformation.
Mosteiro Santa Maria da Vitˇria, more commonly known as the Batalha Monastery, is a Dominican monastery in the Portuguese town of Batalha, in the District of Leiria, Portugal.
It is one of the best and original examples of Late Gothic architecture in Portugal, intermingled with the Manueline style. It amazes the onlooker with its profusion of gables, spires, pinnacles and buttresses. It...
Aebelholt Monastery on North-Zealand was build in the 12th. century and was a monastery untill the reformation. It was famous for it's medical knowledge and had it's own hospital.
During escavations they have found skeletons of a woman with a foetus and a man of 25 who was burried alive, the monks thaught he was dead but he wasn't. In the nearby museum you can see both. You can see how t...
Monastery Lluc, Mallorca. Place of pilgrimage, where monks still live // Kloster Lluc, Mallorca. Wichtigster Wallfahrtsort der Mallorquiner, ist eines von wenigen Kl÷stern auf der Insel, in dem immer noch M÷nche leben.
(Portuguese: Mosteiro de Jesus) at the city of Set˙bal, in Portugal, is the main historical monument of the city.
It is one of the first buildings in the Manueline style, the Portuguese version of late Gothic.
The cloisters of the convent houses the museum of the Monastery (Museu de Jesus).