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Batalha Monastery, Batalha

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Historic Site
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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  • Unesco protected monastery monument. Beautiful new gothic style and huge size, surrounded by nice open square. Main cathedral entrance impressive by extremely tall pillars and detailed architecture. M...  more »
  • Wonderful experience, great information would go again if in the area. Food was ok shops were nice and friendly. Plenty of cork products  more »
  • Batalha Monastery stands apart in its own grandeur. Saw pictures before, but standing in front of it is really remarkable. Go around as it is truly magnificent. Look up at the ornament above the main ...  more »
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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.