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Address: Largo Infante Dom Henrique 2440, Batalha 2440-484, Portugal (Formerly Mosteiro de Santa Maria da Vitória)
Phone Number: +351 244 765 497
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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Amazing!

This place looks unfinished until you walk inside, one of the most unique and amazing places i ever visited. Definitely worth a stop here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place looks unfinished until you walk inside, one of the most unique and amazing places i ever visited. Definitely worth a stop here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful piece of history. If you love architecture this is a must see if you are in Portugal. Plenty of small shops and cafes in the area as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After waiting 30 minutes because only one person was there selling tickets we began the visit. The plan which is given to visitors is quite complicated, even a guy from there mentioned that the plan wasn't logically drawn. But the visit itself was lovely, the architecture of the monastery very precise and the story very interesting

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Paris, Ile-de-France, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The monument is first very impressive when you arrive ! Then the interior decoration is as wonderful as the exterior details. At the end of the visit you will understand why some towers seem unfinished and you will be delighted by the manuelin style !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is too much to see in Portugal! We were on our way to Porto and made a detour to see the Monastery. We were able to find parking without difficulty in a large parking lot, we didn`t see anywhere we had to pay so assumed it was free! We were there on a Wednesday. The monastery iis beautiful to... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here a couple of times and the building stays quite impressive. It's huge and formed in the shape of a cross but you can only really see this from the top. Part of the building inside is free to visit so you can have a look. Parking is free on Sunday.

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Central Portugal, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Open spaces...smiles everywhere...I've never seen this kind of architectur...There are some interesting landscapes around.

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a very nice monastery, unfinished, with nice stained glass by which the light penetrates in a divine way! A lovely place :-) I visited only the monastery for free, if you want to visit the inside garden, library and another objectives you must pay an enter tax (I don't know the value)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 

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