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Batalha Monastery


Batalha Monastery: The Monastery of Batalha, literally the Monastery of the Battle, is a Dominican convent in the civil parish of Batalha, in the district of Leiria, in central region of Portugal. Originally, and officially known, as the Monastery of Saint Mary of the Victory, it was erected in commemoration of the 1385 Battle of Aljubarrota, and would serve as the burial church of the 15th-Century Aviz dynasty of Portuguese royals. It is one of the best and original examples of Late Gothic architecture in Portugal, intermingled with the Manueline style.

  • also known as Monastery of Batalha, Mosteiro Santa Maria da Vitória, Abbey of Batalha
  • part of Portugal

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Google previewNational Geographic Traveler Portugal (2012)

by Fiona Dunlop, Tino Soriano

The Batalha monastery is a masterpiece of Portuguese Gothic and Manueline art. firsthand and make a fun day out for all the .

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