Batalha Monastery, Batalha

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 trip planner.
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  • Very beautiful architecture or we discover the tomb of 2 Kings of Spain and Queens and children. 6 euros a visit.
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  • Fewer tourists, was in February and the rain. You could watch the slow, thanks to. In the building was a modest.
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  • Basically what you have to do in the city. Beautiful place a lot of history involved, made the visit inside but don't pay for more detail, it was enough. We had the privilege of seeing the rays of the sun beating in stained glass making a SideShow
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  • This monument is a must visit place in Portugal. Exquisite Portuguese architecture with the grandeur and splendour of a nation proud of its achievements. Don't miss the museum dedicated to warriors past (20th century) and nice separate shop with quality products such as traditional china sets and pieces and plenty of books.
  • The incomplete monastery is worth every penny you paid for the tickets. Better yet, come at low season and early in the day to enjoy the courtyard at your own pace. It oddly resembles Jerónimos Monastery, and has the potential to surpass the grandeur of it, had not that the nation ran out of finances and manpower for its completion. Leaving an extraordinary intricate archway to the seven unfinished chapels, while moss creeps in and rainwater slowly erodes the walls.
  • Astonishing piece of work from almost six centuries, from which you will retain strong impressions, over time: the cathedral, the side-chapel with the tombs of the first royal family, monastery inner yards, unfinished chapels, the monument of unknown soldier...
  • Very big and beautiful. Just paid 6 euro to see the inside of the building. Very big place and a lot of shops there The parking places are free and there are enough of them . The public toilettes are very clean and also free without any charge. If you are hungry there are restaurants in the near or the object. But in the afternoon everything was closed. Maybe of the rainy day
  • It's one of a kind monument, very beautiful in the inside and outside, all Windows and doors have a lot of details and you can see at the top some gargoyles, characteristics of the ghotic architecture. At the outside there is a lot of commerce, the famous statue of D. Nuno Álvares Pereira and some green zones. In the inside there is the church, the internal garden and the tombs of the nobility.
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