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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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Largo Infante Dom Henrique 2440, Batalha 2440-484, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spectacular and magnificent is how I saw Batalha, as I walked around the grounds trying to capture in my mind and camera the awesome grandiose edifice aged, smeared and wrinkled by time and natural forces. Standing in the middle of town, Batalha transported me back...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KathleenR_28
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visiting the church is free but don't miss the other areas. Senior entry fee is 3Euros. No one mentioned there was an included audio guide. The church is nice but not nearly as impressive as the other areas. KEEP your ticket handy. You will need...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

Very interesting, lots to see the designs and artwork are sometimes stunning , reasonably priced, parking nearby

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank exglobalagent
Reviewed December 6, 2018

We were on an Inside Lisbon Tour. First we went to Fatima, then drove for about 40 minutes to Batalha. Our mini bus rounded a corner and there it is..totally out of the blue - like an oasis in a desert. Hard to find words...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ComfortablyNumb133
Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

Awesome! I’ve visited a lot of nice church but I must say, this comes into my top 10. A must visit place here in Portugal. The architecture is simply amazing.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

the best...our tour guide give us 20min to explore a d told us that we do not have time to see everything..you have...do not listen..when you enter take 6euro ticket and then go inside to the garden of the monastery..oh my god..the nicer monastery I...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kikidam
Reviewed November 28, 2018

The monastery looks absolutely stunning, the church has a grandeur to it and it is worth coming to see. The place doesn't take too long to see and there is a huge square surrounding the church.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 95nikop
Reviewed November 26, 2018 via mobile

We were there in Oct with a tour group. The Avis family tombs including Henry the Navigator are impressive. There is also the Portuguese Unknown Soldier memorial.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank buckeye500
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

This beautifully built monastery is in the middle of a very calm town. Restaurants and shops surround it as if it almost we’re not there. Once you go into it I would estimate there are ceilings of approximately 80 feet and they are truly architecturally...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AlohaWoman
Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

The atmosphere was so amazing. I enjoy everything minute there. From outside you can see wonderful baroque fasade And inside it is even better. You will enjoy IT even it is rainy day.

Date of experience: November 2018
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June 21, 2015|
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Response from ConduitConsulting | Reviewed this property |
We paid for places we visited as we visited. Am unfamiliar with the three location ticket/pass. Several guide books recommend seeing Batatlha and Alcobaça on the same day. The architecture at Batatlha is fascinating ... we... More
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Planning July Trip to Portugal - Need itineary advice (4 Replies)
HI, I'm planning a vacation to Portugal in July with my wife. We're not huge beach fans (but would like to spend some time along the coast) preferring to see historic sites, city/small town architecture and great views. Below are 2 options I have worked out. Please comment. Thanks, Elliot Option 1 • Madeira 3 nights • Lisbon 2 nights • Cascais 1 night Spend most of the day enroute from Lisbon to Cascais in Sintra. Seeing that I spent most of the previous day in Sintra, if I leave...More
April 29, 2008|
Response fromCarla C|
Dear Elliot, As per your questions: Leaving Cascais early in the morning gives you the time to visit the places you plan to. However you have to follow the motorways A5 and then A8 so that you garantee not to spend much on the road. Palácio de Queluz opens only at 10h00 and closes on tuesdays. If you get short of time you can expect in Alcobaça the best preserverd cistercience monastery in the world, simple lines of the romanesque style. Batalha is completely different , late gothic...More
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Rountrip bus from Fatima to Batalha monastery (2 Replies)
Hello, we will be in Fatime for the weekend of 5/20/2017, and looking to visit Batalha monastery on the following Monday by bus, can it be done? how much is the cost, and the time schedule. We have to comeback to Tomar that Monday night and I was advice that we have to catch a bus at Fatima to get to Tomar.
April 02, 2017|
Response fromptnov64|
Monday are you sure that it will be open? The majority of monuments/museums/sites in Portugal close on Monday.
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Please critique my itinerary- first trip to Portugal (3 Replies)
Hello forum experts! In the past month I have tried to gather as much info on travel forums and guide books and have come up with an itinerary for a 9 day trip to portugal starting and ending in Lisbon in December 2016. Your input would be greatly appreciated to make this an amazing trip. My husband &amp; I are in our 30's and we love history, scenic places and good food. Not much into museums or "art" but we love visiting cathedrals, ruins and palaces. We have traveled through much of...More
November 15, 2016|
Response fromptnov64|
(skip roman ruins and cathedral of skulls - too macabre for me) - That's not in Porto, that's in Coimbra (ruins being Conimbriga) and Évora Monday - Batalha monastery (as many of the monuments in Portugal) will be closed. "Evora &amp; Coimbra are university towns- would it feel repetitive." Impossible, the 2 towns have nothing in common. 2 days in Óbidos is worth only if you use it as a base to visit Batalha, Nazaré, Alcobaça and Tomar. Óbidos itself is worth one morning. Near Évora you...More