"The Monastery" Batalha by bambino36

Batalha Travel Guide: 113 reviews and 454 photos

The village of Batalha is located 12 Km away from Leiria.
The name and the life of Batalha is closely related with the history of its monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória.
Three years after the Battle of Aljubarrota (check my Porto de Mós page) the construction of the monastery began, in fulfilment of the promise made by King D. João I to the Virgin Mary. He promised to built a Temple if he could win the battle against Castilla.
The monastery is classified by UNESCO as World Heritage. This Monastery was one of the first ones to be decorated in manuelin style.

  • Last visit to Batalha: Dec 2003
  • Intro Written Dec 12, 2004
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  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2005 at 10:05 AM

    Very detailed and useful information Antonio, and beautiful photos too! I would also like to wish you a happy birthday!

  • micas_pt's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2004 at 2:26 PM

    The Monastery is beautiful. I never get tired of visiting it.


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