Alcobaça (city)

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ALCOBAÇA

District : Leiria

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Official blazon

Escudo de vermelho, uma torre de ouro assente num contra-chefe de cinco faixetas ondeadas, três de prata e duas de azul, acompanhada por dois crescentes de ouro; chefe de azul, carregado de três flores-de-lis de ouro. Escudo cercado pelo colar da Ordem militar de Torre e Espada do valor, lealdade e mérito. Coroa mural de prata de cinco torres. Listel branco com os dizeres a negro : " ALCOBAÇA ".

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on May 13, 1997 and before (above left) on May 9, 1936. The arms only differ in the crown and the name of the city on the ribbon.

The three fleur-de-lis in the chief are taken from the Order of Saint Bernard, which played an important role in the local history. The fleur-de-lis are the old arms of France as the order originated from France.

The tower and crescent are older Arab symbols and indicate the long history of the city. The wavy bars symbolise the Aloca and Baça rivers.

Freguesias in Alcobaça :


Literature : image send by Sergio Horta

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