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Address: Batalha, Portugal
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This monastery was built in the 13th century and more work done in the 15th century. Due to finances the rear chapel was never completed and it will remain the same. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Alvin J
Pickens, South Carolina
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Pickens, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This monastery was built in the 13th century and more work done in the 15th century. Due to finances the rear chapel was never completed and it will remain the same. The architecture is incredible. The area surrounding this place is so pretty. I highly recommend a visit here.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the Monastery in Batalha is splendid. the unfinished chapel is particularly beautiful and well worth a visit

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

History and the carvings are outstanding. Love the history and the unfinished chapels are beautiful. A must to see.

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Mukilteo, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Batalha Monastery is a most amazing combination of art and architecture. Pillars and post chiseled to perfection. It appears, if you can't remember one pillar or post from another, that each one is different. Some posts have different characters on the top and the bottom. There are places where the viewer seems surrounded delicate snowflakes. I could have spent at... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This monument is just amazing! It is worth to visit the area and take at least 3 ours to enjoy it properly. It is a majestic example of Gothic architecture and one can spend a lot of time just observing the details of the portals. They are just sooo beautiful! As it is made of limestone it is not dark... More 

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Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The monastery was absolutely amazing. The detail was unbelievable. I could have stayed for hours just looking at every detail.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This was a very interesting building, and certainly worth stopping to see. The unfinished sanctuary, that opens to the sky, was especially noteworthy.

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Arlington, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This monastery, referred to as the grandest in Portugal, must be seen. The sheer scale of it, beauty of the monuments, very old crypts, and last on the visit, the unfinished chapels with the enormous and gorgeously decorated portal, just knocked me out. Be sure to ask before you buy your ticket if any of the rooms are currently closed... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The monestary is beautiful from out- and inside. Inside you will also find the grave for the unknown soldier and we saw the changing of the guard thanks to a friendly soldier, who made us aware of this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This monastary at Batalha, is beautiful, and must be visited, people who go to Fatima in religious visits must make a small detour and visit this great church. Specially the chapels that remain to finish after all these centuries...

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