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Batalha Monastery

Batalha, Portugal
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Ranked #3 of 221 attractions in Estremadura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Brisbane, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We drove up from Nazare on a warm spring afternoon and over the hill we came upon this giant Monastery, the Monastery of St Maria di Vitoria. Spent a lovely hour wandering around the Monastery, sitting under the stature of a chap called Peirera, still to find out who he was and ate our first Portugese tarts. The building just... More

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Maputo, Mozambique
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The set of buildings of this monastery built in monumental stone is considered world heritage site. A true work of neo-Gothic art. The internal decoration of the monastery is breathtaking, from the tiles to the ceilings and the large metal doors.

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Oyama, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We stopped by to check out the masonry and bought the tickets into the paid admission part. Inside there was the most amazing stone work. It was like delicate lace made out of stone. I find it rather sad that it was not a finished work but the amount of work and the delicacy of it and the intricacy of... More

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We visited the Mosteiro on a Sunday of a Saint's Feast Day - with processions, candles, incense, chants and a somewhat wobbly statues of a saint held aloft by six people who may, or may not, have taken some refreshments on the way. The buildings are stunning, just fantastic architecture for us northerners - sadly the wealth of the church... More

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Bombarral, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This place is amazing from the outside. My kids call it "Bowser's Castle". As with all monasteries in Portugal, the main area is free to enter. Going into the paid section is really worth it for this place.

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Campinas, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This monastery really deserves to be classified as World Heritage, you can certainly spend hours looking at the different details in each part of it.... so glad we decided to include Batalha in our day drive trip from Lisbon. (Lisbon -> Fatima -> Batalha -> Nazaré -> Obidos -> Lisbon) . TIP: Sunday's the tour is FREE till 2pm.

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Split, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This is the most beautiful monastery I have ever seen. It took centuries to built it. Gothic roof, pillars, silent aisles, multicolored glass... This structure is really something.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Classified as World Heritage since 2007, the Monastery of Batalha, or Convent of Santa Maria da Vitória is one of the major Portuguese architectural jewels. Worth a visit to admire the wonderful works, started in the XIV century, which led to this great Gothic monument. On Sunday morning you will be able to visit the place for free.

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Miramar, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We stopped at the monastery on a tour... Our tour guide Edgar was incredible. The most striking thing about this place is that, despite the fact we were there during the summer (extremely hot), we stepped into the church and were shocked at the incredibly cool temperatures inside. I asked if there was air conditioning, only to realize that the... More

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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The Monastery of Batalha is located in the city of Batalha in Portugal, the order to build the Convent was given by King Johan I, and the name is coming from the Virgin Maria. The construction of the “Dominican” convent took more than a century under the supervision from seven different Kings, until about 1517 under the period of King... More

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