We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Batalha Monastery

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Batalha, Portugal
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
More Info
$21*
and up
Lisbon City Card
More Info
$101*
and up
Óbidos, Nazaré, Fátima and Batalha Day Trip
More Info
$71*
and up
Fátima, Nazaré and Óbidos Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 209 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 164
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Beautiful!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Maria K
,
Cologne, Germany
Add Photo Write a Review

209 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Cologne, Germany
2 reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
Level Contributor
72 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chevy Chase, Maryland
Level Contributor
43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Arlington, MA
Level Contributor
54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Copenhagen, Denmark
Level Contributor
315 reviews
180 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lisboa
Level Contributor
44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Indianapolis, IN
Level Contributor
22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We booked a tour from the ship (Equinox), going to Sintra & Cascais. Sintra was good but a bit too touristy. Other the other hand, Cascais was a great stop. Lovely coastal town with many splendid views. We went to a Cafe/Restaurant for a coffee and rolls. The view of the Atlantic and the city was spectacular and the people... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

enjoyed the walk around this cathedral complex. It has some surprising and quiet court yards. From the outside it looks very ornate and this contrast with the sober simplicity of the inside.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Swidnica, Poland
Level Contributor
37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Hugue monarery that was set to commemorate some battle now is just to see from outside. It gives impression how big it once was. But nowadays probably apart from excellently carved portal nothing exceptional.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Carlsbad, California
Level Contributor
313 reviews
182 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Batalha Monastery is one of Europe's greatest Gothic masterpieces. It was built in 1388 after King Joao I made a vow to the Virgin Mary that he would built a great monastery if he was given a victory over Castillians in Battle of Aljubarrota in 1385. The vast Gothic exterior consists of pinnacles, buttresses and balustrades above the windows, while... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Batalha Monastery also viewed

 
Alcobaca, Leiria District
 

Been to Batalha Monastery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Batalha Monastery and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Batalha Monastery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?