Cistercian abbey of Alcobaca: detail of the dragon capital from the lower storey of the King Dinos Cloister
|Artist/Photographer||Tutt, Patricia A.|
|Credit||Patricia Tutt / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Decorative stonework ; Capitals ; Cloisters ; Monasteries & convents ; Sculpture|
NOTES: The abbey, founded by Alfonso Henriques in c. 1153, was built in early Gothic style between 1178 and 1252. The west front underwent a Baroque reconstruction in 1725. The lower storey of the King Dinos Cloister was built 1308-1311.
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