There was one monastery nearby, an ancient site more than 200 years old, but no tourists had ever stayed there.
The painting comes from a monastery, but could as well be from a castle wall.
The monastery began crafting its own delicacies, later known as pasteis de belem.
c.1400, from Old French monastere "monastery" (14c.) and directly from Late Latin monasterium, from Ecclesiastical Greek monasterion "a monastery," from monazein "to live alone," from monos "alone" (see mono-). With suffix -terion "place for (doing something)." Originally applied to houses of any religious order, male or female.