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Address: Largo Infante Dom Henrique 2440, Batalha 2440-484, Portugal (Formerly Mosteiro de Santa Maria da Vitória)
Phone Number:
+351 244 765 497
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Located in the Gothic masterpiece of Santa Maria da Vitória Monastery, a...

Located in the Gothic masterpiece of Santa Maria da Vitória Monastery, a special visit should be made to this chapel with its magnificent stained-glass windows, cloisters, Unfinished Chapel and the tombs of several Portuguese notables.

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Great architecture & very historical

Inside and out, great for photos. It would be good to go with a tour guide to know more about the history of the place. Worth-visiting!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Inside and out, great for photos. It would be good to go with a tour guide to know more about the history of the place. Worth-visiting!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What great place to visit! Lots of history inside of this great Monastery. A beautiful place for great pictures. Love it.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very pleasantly surprised at the beautiful buildings in Portugal and this was one of the most impressive. You can visit the church for free but there is a minimal charge to visit the monastery. It is worth the ticket just to see the stunningly beautiful Founders Chapel with the tombs of King Joas 1, his Queen Philippe and... More 

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Girona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a magnificent church, but on the day I visited it was raining, the visit worth the entrance to the church is free and there are two parts to pay admission: € 6.

Thank agusticassa
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

i've seen my share of monasterys in portugal and this is up there with the others.the sheer size of it as you walk around it one can't help but be amazed by it and there is more than enough inside to keep you occupied and interested for a hour or 2 with the cloisters and chapel,the stained glass windows which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

batalha monastery is a beautiful place, especially the chapel with King andQueen holding their hands together

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Targu Neamt, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Batalha austerity amazes with huge rooms. Proof is the Founder Chapel where King João I are buried his wife, Philippa of Lancaster and his four sons, including the Navigator Infante Henrique, and cloister of King Alfonso V. Well, I liked the interior wells of Batalha and especially "Chapel neternimantă" -Capelas Imperfeitas. Commissioned by King Duarte (1391-1438). "Neternimantă Chapel" is a... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Beautiful Monastery to visit. Great shops at parking area to enjoy a snack of local fruit, nuts and sweets. The Monastery of Batalha, literally the Monastery of the Battle, is a Dominican convent in the civil parish of Batalha, in the district of Leiria, in the Centro Region of Portugal. Originally, and officially known, as the Monastery of Saint Mary... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The Monastery of Batalha was built to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese over the Castilians at the battle of Aljubarrota in 1385 It is a fantastic Gothic church The west facade, is filled with Gothic windows, and overlooks a spacious plaza. The building is illuminated at night to spectacular effect. The west portal of the church is decorated with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Incredible Gothic church built to honor one great military victory that changed the kingdom of Portugal history, very nice to visit if you are a history lover

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