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Address: Batalha, Portugal

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Sintra & Cascais

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Indianapolis, IN
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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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 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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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.

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Swidnica, Poland
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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.

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Carlsbad, California
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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 

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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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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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