Portugal is a country marked by religious tradition. All of its cities have fragments left over, through the centuries, by the presence of the various ideologies. Discover the best places to visit in Costa de Prata.
Portugal is a country strongly marked by Religious Tourism. There is a historical heritage rich in churches, chapels, hermitages, festivities and cults associated with the various religious ideologies that are being experienced in Portugal.
Christianity and Judaism are two of the religions with the greatest inheritance in Costa de Prata. We compiled some of the places that are worth to visit during your stay in Portugal.
Some of the Religious Sites to Visit in Costa de Prata
Fátima: Fátima’s Sanctuary is the most emblematic place of Religious Tourism in Portugal. In 2017, it completed its centenary. Thousands of pilgrims and tourists from around the world meet in this place, moved by faith to Our Lady of Fatima.
Monastery of Alcobaça
Alcobaça: The monumental complex of the Monastery of Alcobaça is one of the greatest examples of the presence of the Cistercian Order in the country. Its church is the first Gothic example in Portugal.
Convent of Christ
Tomar: This is described as the “home of the Templar Knights”. Since its origin in 1160, this monumental ensemble has touched the most significant moments of national history.
Monastery of Batalha
This historic monument of religious character was constructed by faith by the order of one of the kings of Portugal, in gratitude for the victory of the Battle of Aljubarrota. The space has been under construction for over 150 years and it is amazing to appreciate the small details of its frontage.
Portuguese Central Way (Santiago de Compostela)
The paths of Santiago de Compostela pass through several Portuguese cities. Costa de Prata is crossed by the Portuguese Central Way, the most traveled on national soil. This goes from Lisbon to North, passing through Santarém, Tomar, Coimbra until Porto.
Historically, the synagogues were implemented in places of active Jewish communities. Belmonte is an example of the practice of Judaism since the thirteenth century, and is a must visit in case of searching for traces of religion in Portugal.
This place built in the Middle Ages is in the same location where it is thought to have existed a Synagogue in the city, with Obidos having a rich heritage of fragments of the Judaic presence.