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“Gorgeous”
Review of Batalha Monastery

Batalha Monastery
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US$392.47*
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Alcobaça, Batalha, Nazaré, and Obidos Day Tour
Ranked #1 of 14 things to do in Batalha
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The Batalha Monastery is gorgeous! The architecture is a gothic stile, enourmous and beautiful, located in Batalha City. It is easy to go there, it's near Fátima. It's worthy to visit and do not take so much time, you'll spend around 3 or 4 hours there, maybe less.

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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

It's established in the peaceful small town that is a UNESCO world heritage site. The designer of this monastery is undergrounded, also the royal family (king, queen & prince) were buried.

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Reviewed 7 July 2017

Batalha's unfinished chapels (or in English, the Imperfect Chapels), commissioned in 1437 and still standing strong, are totally dazzling. The cloister gardens are a real delight as well. What surprised me was the sheer size of the monastery, built all those centuries ago. Set a good hour or more aside for the visit. We came by car, from Fatima, en route for Alcobaça, another must visit monastery. We lunched in one of the surrounding restaurants, with a view of the monastery. It's a monastery, so no pets allowed. Also, there are stairs and steps to negotiate, so the monastery may not be suitable for all ages, strollers, etc. Visiting the church is free of charges. One pays an entrance fee to enter the Cloister garden. We took plenty of photos. I only enclosed a few to this summary. Less is better I think.

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Reviewed 6 July 2017

The Batalha cathedral is a masterpiece of Portuguese architecture and one of the most famous sites in the country. A good idea is to buy the heritage ticket that also includes the great church of Alcobaca and the castle and convent of Tomar.

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Reviewed 6 July 2017

Ten years ago when I fist visited the Batalha monastery, I was dazzled by its beauty--it was one of the most extraordinary places I had visited in my life. When I was back last month, the magic was still there. It's a 2-hour bus ride from Lisbon's main bus station. It's best to take the 7 am bus which will get you there as soon as the place opens. To return, catch the 11 am bus. You will need 2 hours to see the entire complex with its splendid Gothic church, the cloisters, the exquisite Founder's Chapel, the Imperfect Chapel, etc. Don't be in a rush--you need to linger and commune with the spirit of the place.

Thank tunai
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