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Batalha Monastery, Batalha

Categories: Historic Sites, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 1,500+ reviews on the web
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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  • I already knew from previous visits. We show our nephews residing in INDIA and visit the Grand work of Portugal Afonso Domingues, sent by John I erected in commemoration of the battle of Aljubarrota. Monument classified by Unesco as World Heritage A hymn to the flamboyant Gothic. Mrece a lengthy visit. (I)
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  • The monastery is a show! The outside says much of what we find inside. A lot to learn. The visit to the imperfect chapels. I was thrilled at the entrance.
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  • The evening is magical in the morning .... the same. Cloister and Chapel "imperfeffa" only. Did not disappoint.
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  • Very beautiful building, I'd skip the paid ticket inside as it is not worth it
  • Monumento extraordinário de visita obrigatória. Infelizmente fechado aos domingos de páscoa.
  • Extremely beautiful
  • really nice place to visit
  • One of the best examples of Manueline style in Portugal.
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