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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.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Largo Infante Dom Henrique 2440, Batalha 2440-484, Portugal
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+351 244 765 497
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

There is little of interest apart from the magnificent building itself. But this is a must-see for that. Some have asked about parking. There is plenty of reasonably priced, paid parking nearby -- on the streets on the town side of the monastery and in...More

Thank Shizzer
Reviewed 6 May 2018

The monastery exceeded all my expectations! It is a pearl of a gothic style. Book at least 3 hours to explore and enjoy it! Absolutely amazing place!

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

I cannot rave enough about the architecture! It’s phenomenally beautiful. There’s a free part and a paid part - strongly recommend paying (it’s very reasonably priced. Won’t take you very long to see everything though.

1  Thank Sylvia C
Reviewed 1 May 2018

The monastery is beautiful and the history is great. We went on a private tour here as well as other places with Lisbon Riders and it was really nice to have someone to give us the history of the place. It is worth a trip...More

Thank WiMadcitytraveler
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Just read the last couple of reviews in April 2018. They contain the same info I was going to write. Simply spectacular. It is a large site and deserves the time it takes to see it all. Don't miss the unfinished Chapel-which had a separate...More

1  Thank Kikoenmexico
Reviewed 21 April 2018

This building started in 1386 and took more then 100 years to build finishing in 1517. It is a good example of Gothic architecture in Portugal. Between the 1755 earthquake and Napoleonic troops in 1810 the complex fell into ruins. Some restoration started in 1840...More

Thank Don P
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

This one of the most splendid religious buildings I have ever seen, on a par with Notre Dame de Chartres and Westminster Abbey. It boasts late Gothic architecture with a Manueline touch for some of the buildings, particularly the wonderful main cloisters. But above all,...More

Thank Bleupasse
Reviewed 7 April 2018

This monastery is huge and looks lovely when it's lit up at night. The stain glass windows are beautiful. It is such a huge building to have in a small town.

Thank JuttaJumbuck
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Mosteiro da Batalha is one example of how big Portugal was during the renaissance era. The visit is divided in 4 ways, the main church, the tombs of kings, the monastery and claustres, and the unfinished part of the clausters. It is an important building...More

Thank Andre A
Reviewed 11 March 2018

One of the best Monasteries I have ever seen. Much more beautiful than the famous Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon. Huge and almost empty with amazing atmosphere. Late Gothic architecture, intermingled with the Manueline style makes it one of the most interesting sites. It is a...More

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We paid for places we visited as we visited. Am unfamiliar with the three location ticket/pass. Several guide books recommend seeing Batatlha and Alcobaça on the same day. The architecture at Batatlha is fascinating ... we... More
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