Convento de Cristo
A World Heritage Site, this fortified monastery offers some fascinating Templar history and the astounding stone carvings characteristic of Manueline architecture.
Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima
The Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima is one of most famous Marian shrines in the world. Some 4 million people visit each year, drawn by visions of the Virgin Mary reported by shepherd children in 1917.
Batalha Monastery
King Joao I founded this Dominican monastery after winning a major battle. The splendid edifice was constructed over two centuries in the Gothic and Manueline styles.
Anta Grande do Zambujeiro
This prehistoric dolmen dates from c.4000-3500 BC. It is the largest dolmen in Europe.
Santarem Eucharistic Miracle
This Catholic shrine is home to a miraculous 13th-century bleeding host. It is a popular side trip for pilgrims to Fatima.
Alcobaça Monastery
This spectacular Cistercian monastery (founded 1153) features fine Manueline architecture and a giant kitchen with a stream running through it.
Convento do Carmo
This partially ruined Carmelite convent was Lisbon's largest until it was severely damaged in the 1755 earthquake. Today open-air summer orchestral concerts are held beneath its majestic archways.
Evora Cathedral
This bulky, Romanesque-Gothic cathedral is notable for its impressive medieval architecture, Gothic apostle statues, fine cloister, and rich treasury.