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Batalha Monastery, Batalha

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Thanks to its combination of elements from both Gothic and Manueline architectural styles, Batalha Monastery earned the status of World Heritage Site in 1983. Erected in honor of a 14th century battle between the kingdoms of Portugal and Castile, the limestone building features highly decorated pinnacles, flying buttresses, and balustrades. But, like all Dominican churches, it has no bell tower. Once inside, look at the stained-glass windows and the ornate tombs of King John I and his wife, Philippa of Lancaster. Stop by the southern wall of the abbey's main chapel to see the tomb of Henry the Navigator, a major figure of 15th century politics and the father of the so-called Age of Discoveries. Add Batalha Monastery and other attractions to your Batalha trip itinerary using our Batalha vacation route planner.
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  • Meet this monastery is a unique experience. Full of details, only to see the facade takes about 2 hours. With ticket accessible internally takes about 2 hours. The cost of 1 euro, the map is an excellent guide. View the chapel's founder and Cloister of King João I, in addition to the Imperfect Chapels. Is an excellent source to take a picture at night, very nice. There are some shops on the square with affordable price.
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  • A gigantic and unique complex. Outside as inside covered by delicate stonework - ornaments, magnificent sarcophagi, statues, pillars - everything premature ease, what is not easy in this massive complex with various ambits. If also slightly far off the normal path, so the ride or the visit here in any case worthwhile.
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  • We visited on a tour. This is the monastery of John I of Portugal and Queen were buried together. Meet at that time was a marriage of convenience but each other love, and likely lived a happy life (description of the Guide). Has been politely 弔wa unknown soldier who died in the first world war in the back, alternating with two military personnel (police? ) Now has to keep. Coffin also unfinished Chapel ceilings, hand in hand in there King and Queen.
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  • In front of this impressive piece of architecture is also the statue of Portugals Hero Don Nuno Alvarez Pereira.
  • The Monastery of Batalha, is a Dominican convent in the civil parish of Batalha, in the Center Region region of Portugal. It was erected in commemoration of the 1385 Battle of Aljubarrota. It is one of the best and original examples of Late Gothic architecture in Portugal, intermingled with the Manueline style. It is listed as UNESCO World Heritage site
  • the monastery speaks for itself...the intricate, magnificent and breathtaking combination of historic influences of architecture and designs...a great way indeed to comemmorate the battle that was won... a must see when you are in Portugal
  • If you love History and castles Portugal has plenty
  • Beautiful monument, I strongly recommend everyone to visit it.