Discover in this video three of the most important Portuguese monuments linked to key episodes in the history of Portugal which were classified World Heritage by UNESCO.
Mosteiro de Alcobaça
The oldest was the monastery of Alcobaça, which was founded by D. Afonso Henriques, and belonged to the Cistercian Order. It played a key role in the agricultural and cultural development of Portugal.
Convento de Cristo
The Monastery of Christ, where the templar mystic is still palpable, is situated directly beside the castle that was built in 1160 by the Military Orden.
Tomar was a bastion for the defense and expansion of the area that was conquered from the Moors.
Mosteiro da Batalha
Batalha Monastery, a masterpiece of late Gothic, is a testimony to the assertion of Portuguese independence against the powerful kingdom of Castile.
Video UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Portugal for National Geographic Channel - 2008 English