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“Architectural beauty”
Review of Batalha Monastery

Batalha Monastery
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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 30 August 2017 via mobile

Must see in Portugal. Came on pilgrimage and saw this as one of the sites. Very close to a hotel that is nearby that has great amenities and a very friendly staff.

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

The monastery if magnificent, you can spend hours looking at each intricate detail of its architecture. It is a MUST to stop there on the way to Coimbra or Porto. Other than that the town does not have much else to offer. Tips: Pay and display parking is available within a block or two of the Monastery. There are several bars and restaurants on the plaza on the south side of the place. The Tourism office behind the monastery is well managed and provides good useful information on how to get to your next destination (in our case Tomar). Visit in the afternoon for best pictures of the front, when the sun is in the west.

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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

It is true that the town itself without the monastery would not be worth the trip. However the monastery itself is really amazing, and we did not regret the drive from Lisbon even more since Fatima and Tomar are very close.

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

King João I promised to build a monastery if he won a battle over the Castilians - he won the battle of Aljubarrota in 1385 and the Batalha Monastery is the fulfillment of his promise. Built in the Late Gothic/Manueline style, the Dominican monastery is also home to the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, which has a contingent of Portuguese troops to guard over it (we were fortunate enough to meet one of the soldiers - see photo). Many 15th Century Portuguese monarchs are also entombed here. A real gem. NOTE: We visited in April 2013.

Thank John B
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

We visited this monastery on our way to Fatima. There were not many tourists.
Tickets to the cloisters can be bought inside the cathedral
Ask for family discounts.
The cloisters are well wort a visit. The monastery is surrounded by restaurants and souvenir shops.
Do visit when you are nearby.

Thank biancoydiaman
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