"Batalha Monastery" Portugal Things to Do Tip by freya_heaven

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  Batalha Monastery
by freya_heaven

The Mosteiro de Santa Maria da Vitoria is another UNESCO site in Portugal, again in the north west of the country, not far from the above mentioned Alcobaba.

This building is so architecturally busy, the decoration is very flamboyant. You need to get up close to really appreciate the decor dur to the black markings which have spread over the external walls.

The Abbey was built over 3 centurys starting in the 1400s with parts being added in different styles in the mid 1600s.


North West Portugal

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  • Written Jun 3, 2004
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