Batalha Monastery
Batalha Monastery
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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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  • Jeff K
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania2,132 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive
    This is a very large facility with three separate entrances. The church itself is nice. I found the unfinished chapels to be the most interesting, however. The monastery is skippable IMO - not much to see. There is a huge, free parking lot in the back of the building. This was greatly appreciated after struggling to find parking at other sights.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 September 2023
  • Lesh0507
    Albourne, United Kingdom133 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful place to visit and admire
    Known as the largest Cathedral and Monastery in Portugal. It is an impressive sight and has a lot to see. We were lucky to be there when the choir was practicing for later that day. The acoustics were fantastic. The cathedral is made up of the old and new and not completed abbeys, all are fantastic and well worth the trip. The town surrounding the Monastery is full of shops and restaurants/bars and is pedestrianised so very friendly for all ages.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 September 2023
  • Maple Leopard
    Seattle, Washington249 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Epic Old World Charm & Historical gems at the Monastery of Batalha - Portugal!
    Discover hidden historical gems at this beautiful UNESCO world heritage sight in the Center of Portugal .' Located just an hour or so from Lisbon - be transported back to the life and times of Henry the Navigator & King Joa'o I suggest hiring a local guide to show you around - their knowledge & ability to bring the scenes t onlife is extraordinary !!!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 18 November 2023
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WanderLSP
Charlotte, NC418 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The architecture and stonework are amazing. I liked the unfinished chapel the best. The tombs were pretty cool too.
Written 20 November 2023
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Maple Leopard
Seattle, WA249 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Business
Discover hidden historical gems at this beautiful UNESCO world heritage sight in the Center of Portugal .'

Located just an hour or so from Lisbon - be transported back to the life and times of Henry the Navigator & King Joa'o

I suggest hiring a local guide to show you around - their knowledge & ability to bring the scenes t onlife is extraordinary !!!
Written 18 November 2023
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David B
22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is one of the most interesting monasteries in Portugal. The history, the architectural detail and scale of this important historical structure is worth visiting.
Written 7 November 2023
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JRCat58
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023
What a pleasure walking around and seeing the handiwork of this monastery. Absolutely beautiful. From the ceilings, the cloisters, the arches to the stained glass, this place is amazing.
Written 13 October 2023
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Darren L
Queenstown, MD821 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Suggested by our guide, this was quite a nice stop. There is a lot to see with the cathedral and cloisters. All is well taken care of and interesting.
Written 6 October 2023
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EC13091
Ellicott City, MD1,484 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is a fine monastery complex that is worth a detour. Admission to the main church is free, but to see the stunning Chapel of St John and the remainder of the complex you need a ticket. A fine example of Gothic architecture, with good stained glass, nice cloisters and some stunning tombs in the chapel.
Written 5 October 2023
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Lesh0507
Albourne, UK133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Known as the largest Cathedral and Monastery in Portugal. It is an impressive sight and has a lot to see. We were lucky to be there when the choir was practicing for later that day. The acoustics were fantastic. The cathedral is made up of the old and new and not completed abbeys, all are fantastic and well worth the trip. The town surrounding the Monastery is full of shops and restaurants/bars and is pedestrianised so very friendly for all ages.
Written 28 September 2023
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Jeff K
Pittsburgh, PA2,132 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This is a very large facility with three separate entrances. The church itself is nice. I found the unfinished chapels to be the most interesting, however. The monastery is skippable IMO - not much to see.

There is a huge, free parking lot in the back of the building. This was greatly appreciated after struggling to find parking at other sights.
Written 20 September 2023
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jaimeelsabio
Maryland5,108 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The exterior is stunning while the interior is much like many other monasteries. Some of the stone carving on the pillars and arches is amazing. We spent less than one hour visiting it.
Written 12 September 2023
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NoeB1
Antwerp, Belgium1,202 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
This is a great place to visit. The monastery is very big and impressive! Don't miss the unfinished parts, they are very special.
Written 19 August 2023
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