"Batalha - Portugal" Batalha by TinKan
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Batalha was built to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese over the Castilians at the battle of Aljubarrota in 1385 and is said to be one of the finest of the Gothic architecture of its time. The church was built in the shape of a Latin cross with three naves ends at the head of the nave and four side chapels stand on either side of the high altar.
In 1917, the Virgin Mary reportedly appeared to three children near the town of Fatima. Today, the basilica and the huge esplanade in front of it welcome millions of Roman Catholic pilgrims every year.
As with most churches found in Europe this one is still and active church and you should have respect for those that are... more travel advice
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