Praca da Batalha
Praca da Batalha
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Fabio Diglio
Valencia, Spain1,455 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • 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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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland31,244 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • 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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Vladimiramirela
Mississauga, Canada1,884 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
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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Bandit-One
Lucerne, Switzerland10,043 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This is a wonderful square here in Porto. There are several restaurants with lots of tables outside (we especially enjoyed the Batalha Cafe). The Monumento ao Rei D. Pedro V is here as well as the Teatro Nacional São João. And of course the impressive Igreja Paroquial de Santo Ildefonso, which is just around the corner. From here the way lead to the popular Rua de Santa Catarina with countless shops, restaurants and bakeries.

It's a nice square, we passed it daily coming from or going back to our holiday rental. Many days a week there is also a little arts & crafts market. And some other days a night market. Surely a good starting point to explore pretty Porto. Just beware of the traffic here when crossing the square and streets.
Written October 15, 2023
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,749 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
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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Andrew R
Crewe, UK2,974 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • 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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Perry B
Sydney, Australia2,571 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • 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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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia20,935 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
A lovely square with a statue of Peter the Fifth as its centre piece, during the festive season it came alive hosting a craft market, especially at night all light up.
Written January 9, 2024
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,916 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
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, Canada4,504 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • 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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