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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  • Pretty inside, with lots of particularities and finitures, outside it is better to be seen from a long distance than a closer one because of a not interesting square. Very nice if you can see it from ...  more »
  • A monastery, with unfinished, impressive parts. The whole town invites you to walk around the area.
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  • A truly wonderful building. The level of detail and the beauty left me breathless. Strongly recommended
  • Incredible monastery and cloister where you step back on time hundreds of years. I was mesmerized by the stone work in the unfinished chapel that is at the back of the main church. The roof was never placed on this chapel so it is open to the sky giving it a surreal feeling.
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