In the mid-14th century, Portugal was on the verge of losing its sovereignty in favor of the Spaniards. In Aljubarrota, a much smaller Portuguese army achieved a resounding victory, which led the king to order the construction of a commemorative monument on the site.

The monastery of Batalha is one of the wonders of Portugal, in a perfect combination of Flemish and Portuguese Gothic, with Manueline decorations.

Around it, a village was born that venerates the monastery and supports tourism.

Highlights in Batalha:

The monastery is unmissable, taking special care not to miss the Capelas Imperfeitas, with a separate entrance.

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Batalha – Precious memory of 1385

What I have seen Visiting Batalha In august 14th of 1385, 6500 Portuguese (and English) defeated 31000 Spanish (and French) ... Read More

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