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Batalha Monastery

Batalha, Portugal
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Ranked #3 of 227 Attractions in Estremadura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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94 reviews 94 reviews
55 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
12 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Great old Monastery with beautiful grounds. An amazing work of art that is worth the trip to see. The church and tombs of the Kings and Queens are beautiful. You can easily spend the day just walking from room to room. A total pleasure

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Brisbane, Australia
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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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74 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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