To those who want to access the particularly unique treasures of the Cistercian tradition
while visiting Portugal.
To help discovering these magnificent monasteries and their remarkably rich contribution
to Portuguese culture, tradition and way of life.
This guide presents a brief overview of every Cistercian monastery in Portugal - almost
thirty - using a comparison scale with a set number of arches (from 5 to 1) to provide na
approximate indication of their respective importance.
It also indicates its precise location and offers practical advice on how each of them
might be reached and visited.