Thursday, 26 May 2016

A Monastery for Good Fences.

The Monastery of Roriz was founded in the late 11th century by Dom Toure Sernao. Later in the 12th Century (1173) the king of Portugal, Afonso Henriques, donated it to the friars of Santa Cruz of Coimbra, taking therefore the rule of Saint Augustine, and it was in fact these Canons that constructed the monastic church of Roriz, and their work extended throughout the 13th century.


The Monastery of Roriz 

It is classified as a National Monument.
 

We only saw the exterior, but it was well worth a visit...
 

just to see the architecture...
 

and tread the stone paths that people had trodden all those centuries ago...
 

and see what they would have seen.
 

babies being babtized here...
 

and monks passing through this gate.
 

I don't know if there would have been daisy-like flowers growing between the stones!:)
 

But I know the monks made their own wine and vineyards are all around.
 

View from the Monastery
 
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21 comments:

Gosia k said...

The monastery is great the view breathtaking.

Karen S. said...

What a beautiful place that is! Fabulous photos, and I posted some daisies today too!

Blogger Jedidja said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful buildings and your knowledge of history. That old baptismal font is so beautiful. And the clocks in the tower. Beautiful scenery also. Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

What a lovely monastery! :)

Cloudia said...

One can feel the patina of years and prayer

TexWisGirl said...

just gorgeous! the bells, the grand doorway, the rose window, the gate. :)

Christine said...

Hello and what a beautiful place to visit! The details are just inspiring - I really loved seeing the bells!
Your photos are wonderful! Thanks for sharing this fantastic visit!

ellen b said...

What a beautiful place to visit and take photos. Love the gates and arched doorways.

Michelle said...

What a beautiful place. Great for relaxing and contemplating.

Ida said...

What an amazing Monastery, The architecture is gorgeous. Loved the Iron gate & that view at the end was fabulous.

Nancy Chan said...

A beautiful place to visit and it is so well maintained. The vineyard looks so neat.

John's Island said...

Wonderful entry for Good Fences! Your photographs are excellent! You have a great "eye" for framing up the photos. Thank you for your kind comments and for following my blog! Wishing you a fine weekend ahead!

Margaret Adamson said...

This Monastery is amazing with lovely views. Have a wonderful weekend.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, wonderful tour of the monastery and grounds. Beautiful details and building. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

hmuxo said...

This is so beautiful Sonjia....love the details on the gate! I saved the photo!!! I hope that's okay??
Enjoy your day!!!!

Teresa said...

Muy interesante. Saludos.

Breathtaking said...

hmuxo

That's fine Hilda, glad you liked it.:)

Debbie said...

what an amazing place to visit and tour!! back in the day, the architecture was just stunning. imagine building something so beautiful with the limited tools they had!! such a grand entry and the gate with all those intricate details!!!

what really spoke to me were the flowers growing from the stones. surviving with no care and against all odds, what are the chances!! what a nice entry, i really enjoyed it!!!!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Absolutely beautiful. So serene. And fantastic architecture.

matti juhani niilola said...

Hi. Great photos you have taken. Greetings.

David Gascoigne said...

It's a beautiful structure but you have to wonder how many peasants were exploited under pain of heavenly retribution if they didn't contribute to the cost of construction.

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