Guimarães Castle.Portugal was born here! The foundation of Guimarães dates from the tenth century. The foundation also of Portuguese nationality, it was here in 1128, that D. Afonso Henriques was recognized as the first King of Portugal. #guimaraes #portugal
Mosteiro de Alcobaça, Portugal - The Alcobaça Monastery (Portuguese: Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Alcobaça) 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 church and monastery were the first Gothic buildings in Portugal.