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Batalha Monastery

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Address: Batalha, Portugal

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Arlington, MA
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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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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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Lisboa
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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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Indianapolis, IN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 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 

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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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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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Address: Batalha, Portugal
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Estremadura

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