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The Village of the Batalha, while tourist destination, is one of the most important national level, essentially for the existence of the Monastery of Saint Marie of the Victory. The poet Alfonso Lopes Vieira, classified it as "the most important monument", due to its historical importance.

The Monastery of the Dominicans of Batalha was built to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese over the Castilians at the battle of Aljubarrota in 1385. It was to be the Portuguese monarchy's main building project for the next two centuries. Here a highly original, national Gothic style evolved, profoundly influenced by Manueline art, as demonstrated by its masterpiece, the Royal Cloister.

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  • Pros:One of the best Monaterys in Portugal!
  • Last visit to Batalha: Feb 2003
  • Intro Updated Feb 7, 2004
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  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2004 at 7:48 PM

    Amazing architecture. I loved my quick visit here too.

  • Canadienne's Profile Photo
    Mar 6, 2004 at 11:23 AM

    I didn't know that workers had left Batalha for Belem (from one masterpiece to another. . .). Beautiful photos ~ I was here two years ago and thought it was great.

  • Imbi's Profile Photo
    Feb 19, 2004 at 1:03 PM

    It looks that Batalha is full of wonderful buildings and history.

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2004 at 7:16 AM

    Great architecture and what a wonderful place to explore!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Feb 15, 2004 at 1:52 PM

    What a great monastery and lovely architecture !

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Feb 15, 2004 at 7:10 AM

    Nice tips and photos as usual.

  • andal13's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2004 at 6:33 AM

    Beautiful! This page remebers me Saramago's "Memorial do Convento".

  • micas_pt's Profile Photo
    Feb 8, 2004 at 10:22 AM

    The Monastery is something out of this world! Each time i go there i am so surprised as if it was my first visit.

  • ncfg's Profile Photo
    Feb 7, 2004 at 10:53 AM

    Great job here, i love Batalha is fabulous. Astounding pics! :-)

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