“Till the end of the world”. A sensational love story from 14th-century Portugal (book)
“Ate Ao Fim Do Mundo”.
Till the end of the world.
A phrase that encapsulates one of the most sensational love stories of all time.
You’ll read it in the church of the Virgin Mary in the monastery of Alcobaça in Portugal.
The largest church in Portugal
The town of Alcobaça became famous after the first king of Portugal Afonso Henriques decided to build a church to commemorate the conquest of Santarém from the Arabs in 1147.
The church later evolved into the Cistercian monastery of Alcobaça, the first and one of the most important Gothic monuments of Portugal.
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