Alcobaça Monastery

The Alcobaça Monastery – Portugal

The Alcobaça Monastery is a Mediaeval Roman Catholic monastery located in the town of Alcobaça, in Oeste Subregion. 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...
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The Donskoy Monastery – Moscow, Russia

The Donskoy Monastery, founded in 1591, is located near to the old Kaluga road south westwards from the central part of Moscow. The Monastery has got its name in honor to the Icon of the Mother of God of Don that saved miraculously Moscow from the troops of Kazy-Girey-khan. ...
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