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Mosteiro de Alcobaça - Portugal. La Abadía de Santa María de Alcobaça, primera obra gótica erigida en suelo portugués. Su construcción comenzó en 1178 por los monjes de la Orden del Císter. En este monasterio trabajó entre 1519 y 1520 el arquitecto Juan de Castillo, en el segundo piso del claustro de D. Dinis, la fuente del lavabo y la Sacristía entre otras.

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One of the highest achievements of Italian Gothic art and architecture is Orvieto Cathedral. Few buildings in the world are that ornate, and at the same time - few have such a well balanced and harmonious architecture.

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Romanesque style - is marked by great variation in decoration. The carvings are very geometric and appear above the portal (archway) into a cathedral. Note the columns are slender with a smallish capital. The capital does have some carving at the top that is very detailed.

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