Praca da Batalha
Praca da Batalha
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Fabio Diglio
Valencia, Spain1,329 contributions
Couples
Batalha Square is an iconic square in Porto’s downtown. 

According to the tradition/legend, the name Batalha comes from a 10th-century battle fought between the Moorish forces and the inhabitants of Porto, which were defeated.

Nowadays it is a busy square, surrounded by restaurants and hotels, whose main points of interest are: São João National Theatre, Santo Ildefonso church, the old Batalha Cinema and D. Pedro V statue. 

Written November 11, 2019
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Vladimiramirela
Mississauga, Canada1,872 contributions
Like so many other squares in the city, this is one area where pedestrians can stop for a break and to admire the urban-old architecture around.
Written December 27, 2019
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia41,276 contributions
Praca da Batalha is a public space with no particular beauty apart from the fact there are several shops around it, including cafes and the like. There are office blocks and there are seats for people to have a rest. We came by here while walking around the area, going through and around the beautiful Sao Bento train station and some other attractions nearby. It is also interesting to walk through and look at the shops, particularly the souvenir shops and those selling items everyone would want to buy, as we did! Worth a visit, if you are in the vicinity.
Written August 25, 2019
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland26,594 contributions
Couples
Batalha means a battle and the square got its name from a big battle happening just here in the 10th century.

Today Batalha Square is a busy square surrounded by restaurants and hotels. The most interesting sights are Sao Joao National Theatre, Santo Ildefonso church, the old Batalha Cinema, and D. Pedro V statue.
Written July 25, 2019
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Andrew R
Crewe, UK2,957 contributions
Solo
This is a nice public Square, there is a large monument and a fountain, there are also plenty of restaurants and hotels in this area, The historic tram terminus is also nearby
Written October 22, 2018
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,836 contributions
It's a big open stone square with a major statue in the middle commemorating a battle. The cathedral is off in the distance. Because there is no green space this square is not all that appealing and would be very hot on a warm day.
Written May 5, 2022
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Lesterbeach
Winnipeg, Canada4,216 contributions
Couples
This is not one of the prettier squares. It was the site of a battle, thus the name
We took a taxi here to begin the yellow bus tour to avoid the confusion as you get closer to the heart of the city.
Written January 21, 2020
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igal27
Rehovot, Israel4,989 contributions
Family
We heard that this was something that should be visited, so we put it on our Porto itinerary. After a long walk, we finally got there, and were rather disappointed. There's some statue there, but not much else to see. What was nice was a water fountain, which the kids enjoyed entering to cool off.

Visit if you're in the area, but no need to go out of your way to get to this square.
Written August 30, 2018
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Perry B
Hong Kong, China2,423 contributions
Couples
We loved the Praca de Batalha. It was very atmospheric and vibrant! The trams' terminus was very close and it seemed to be a major transportation hub. There were hotels ringing the Praca and some wonderful public buildings!
Written April 23, 2018
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,491 contributions
Friends
Batalha Square near to Victoria shopping street is a public square with hotels, cafes, theatre and statues around. It is a central hub for tourists and local. Worth to spend an hour to tour around the area and take some snapshots on the surrounding.
Written December 7, 2017
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