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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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"Monastery of Batalha" was added to Unesco's World Heritage List in 1983. National Gothic style was formed, profoundly... more travel advice
Stunning filigree designs ornament the coral-stone entrance to the seven unfinished chapels. The capelas, under a "sky... more travel advice
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