The Monastery of Santa Maria de Flor da Rosa

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The headquarters of The Order of Malta was established in Crato in the 14C and in the 15C D. Álvaro Gonçalves Pereira (1360-1431), the Prior, established a monastery/castle in nearby Flor da Rosa. The buildings have now been restored and extended to create a … Continued

Travel in Portugal, Day 4, Crato

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The day was unsettled, with dramatic skies over Crato, an extraordinary small town in the Alentejo. The first stop was to see a colony of storks in an abandoned building on the edge of the town. In the 13C vast areas of the … Continued

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