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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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  • A visit of the most magnificent in this tiny village in the middle of anywhere too bad that the facades are not restored.
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  • We entered the monastery and, in spite of not having paid to visit inside or meet the cloister, it was beautiful to see the Church inside is breath-taking and reminds to the sagrada Familia in Barcelona.
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  • Grand monastery in architectural terms and with some very interesting spaces. Free for children up to 12 years. To improve: during religious ceremonies in the Church entry should be more controlled because I believe that the flow of tourists bothers you (I say that I'm agnostic)
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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.