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Batalha Monastery

Address: Batalha, Portugal
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Ranked #4 of 205 Attractions in Estremadura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I spent a wonderful day on a inside lisbon tour traveling to Nazare , Batalha monestery, and the walled city of obidos. On The inside lisbon tour, I was guided by Andre Morques. Andre was both knowledgeable, interesting, and extremely pleasant thorough out the day. This was my first Inside lisbon tour, I recommend them and would use them again... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This was well worth the visit. Such a fantastic historical site with so much of Portugal's heraldic and national history to be seen. Reminds you just how old this part of the world really is. strongly recommended

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Visited here with Trafalgar tour group and local guide Fatima. Her explanation of the history of the building was most enlightening. They change the guide at the tomb of the unknown soldier in the complex hourly. A nice side show.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The Monastery was build after the battle of Aljubarrota, celebrating its victory. The cathedral is a great example of several I portent styles of Portuguese architecture. The detailing in the sculptured arches is magnificent and looks like stone lace.

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The unfinished chapel was an amazing site. The rest of the monastery is also very impressive. Parking was very easy.

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Castro Marim, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A place that made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up on end for all the right reasons. A piece of Portuguese history. The Kings burial chamber is spectacular

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I wondered what we had gotten into ourselves into when we were driving out to Batalha. The town is really unremarkable but once we finally saw the Monastery, our jaws dropped. It was absolutely massive and beautiful. It's so much more bright and airy inside than most Cathedrals. The stained glass windows are gorgeous. It was totally worth the detour... More 

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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

One of the historical relics of Imperial Portugal past glamour. Here you can see the tomb of Joao and Philipa of Lancester holding hand in hand (try to climb on the next column to see their hands). Their son, Henry the Navigator is buried in the same hall in between other tombs. The Ghotic royal cloister is kept and maintained... More 

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Burlingame, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

As other reviewers have mentioned, this is an amazing architectural masterpiece. We happened to arrive just as the guards were changing at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It was very special to see this ceremony. (I believe they are done hourly.) Also, don’t miss the unfinished chapels. You have to go around the main building to enter them.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

The Monastery is a masterpiece of architecture and a treasury hidden in plane sight. Its interior carries you back through Portugal history. (Don't forget to check the wonderful Manueline-style door of the church next door)

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