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|(Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Alcobaça) is a mediaeval monastery located in the town of Alcobaça, 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...
|Mosteiro Santa Maria da Vitória, 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...
|Bom Jesus do Monte is a Portuguese sanctuary in the surroundings of the city of Braga, in northern Portugal. Its name means Good Jesus of the mountain.|
The Sanctuary is a notable example of pilgrimage site with a monumental, Baroque stairway that climbs 116 metres (381 feet). It is an important tourist attraction of Braga.
|(Portuguese: Elevador do Bom Jesus) is a funicular located in Bom Jesus do Monte, city of Braga, Portugal.|
The funicular was built in 1882 by Niklaus Riggenbach and is the oldest in the Iberian Peninsula.
It is the oldest funicular in the world moving by water counterbalancing, loading water into the car at the top of the hill, which weighs it down so it sinks to t...
|Guimarães Castle (portuguese: Castelo de Guimarães), located in the city of Guimarães, Portugal, was ordered to be built by Dona Mumadona Dias in the 10th century in order to defend its monastery from Muslim and Norman attacks.|
Count Dom Henrique (to whom the County of Portugal had been granted) chose Guimarães to establish his court.
The fortress, then over a century old. The no...
|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.||08/16/2005||1,328|
|Church of the Holy Nativity in Bethlehem. The pilgers kiss the golden star that is the place Jesus possibly was born.||07/23/2006||1,169|
|Jesus "written" on the hillside.||08/19/2005||847|
|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.
|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...
|this is the original filming location of the 1973 classic movie Jesus Christmas Superstar it is worth taking a look at.||01/09/2008||805|
|The monastery on Hovedøya in the Oslo fjord was built in 1147 by English cisterciensian monks.||09/10/2005||314|