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Address: Largo Infante Dom Henrique, 2440, Batalha 2440-109 , Portugal (Formerly Mosteiro de Santa Maria da Vitória)
Phone Number: +351 244 765 497
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

Located in the Gothic masterpiece of Santa Maria da Vitória Monastery, a...

Located in the Gothic masterpiece of Santa Maria da Vitória Monastery, a special visit should be made to this chapel with its magnificent stained-glass windows, cloisters, Unfinished Chapel and the tombs of several Portuguese notables.

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Refreshing historical stop during the summer

What an amazing place to set foot in, esp. during a very hot summer day. The monastery is so beautifully calm and cool and we loved coming here. The ticket prices are very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What an amazing place to set foot in, esp. during a very hot summer day. The monastery is so beautifully calm and cool and we loved coming here. The ticket prices are very reasonable and the tickets allow you access to the cloisters and the chapel where you can see several historical tombs. The stained glass windows cast fantastic colours... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a Dominican monastery built in 14th century and is the burial place of many of the 15th century Portuguese Royals. It has beautiful gothic architecture and the most beautiful cloister. It is the location of The Portuguese Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Which is watched over by 2 guards. Above the tomb is a crucifix which has a... More 

Thank Alistair T
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The monastery is breathtaking. The craftsmanship, scope and scale are amazing when you contemplate the equipment and tools available. The soaring ceilings and the many nooks and crannies of the entire property continuously delight. Well worth the visit.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here as part of a day visiting Alcobaca and the Convento di Christo in Tomar. You can buy a combined ticket for a slight discount and its valid for a week I think, although we saw all three in a day. The "battle abbey" was probably my least favourite of the three. It is spectacular from outside but... More 

Thank Mark C
Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most beautiful monasteries in Europe. The cathedral is marvelous, the cloister is stuning. It has such a nice atmosphere that we have visited it twice. One of the miracles is the unfinished chapel, without a rooftop with an amazing view to the sky. It is one of the best examples of late Gothic architecture in... More 

Thank siomikas
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This monastery celebrates the victory of the Portuguese army and its English allies over the Castilian army and its French allies on August 14, 1385. The Portuguese/English army counted only about 6500 soldiers whilst their opponents were more than 31000. To celebrate his victory, the Portuguese king ordered the building of this monastery. Its magnificent. Some parts have been restored... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we always love to visit monasteries, churches ...so this was one of the average ones we've seen...what is worth visiting here is the Capelas Imperfeita , a roofless ,unfinished part of the church...Beautiful..

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Manhattan, KS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The site has many parts. You should divide your visit into at least 3 segments. First, see the church with its simple gothic style. Then, visit the tombs of Joao, Felipa, Henry the Navigator and his siblings (all absolutely beautiful). Take a break. Then visit the two cloisters, witness the change of guards at the unknown soldiers' grave. Spend some... More 

Thank Witoldzio
Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting monastery in a simple gothic style. It has an unfinished part and the statue of the unknown soldier. A nice internal garden and beautiful cloucester

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Monastery was built as a tribute to Saint Mary (that's why it's known also as "Monasterio de Santa Maria da Vitória"), after the Portuguese, commanded by Nuno Álvares Pereira, defeated the Castellanos (Spain) at the battle of Aljubarrota (1385). This battle was really epic: around 6500 Portuguese soldiers and peasants (with the support of a few hundred English soldiers)... More 

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