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The town of Batalha developed alongside the Monastery of Santa Maria de Vitória, constructed in 1386 to keep a vow by Portuguese King Dom João I to the Virgin Mary that he would build it if Portugal defeated Castile at the Battle of Aljubarrota on 14th August 1385.

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Extravagant celebrations commemorating this victory are held next to the monastery in August of every year.

The Monastery of Batalha, a masterpiece of Portuguese Gothic, is a magnificent piece of architecture that combines various influences from its lengthy period of construction, which lasted several reigns.

Outstanding in the interior are the Founders’ Chapel with its fine stained-glass windows, the cloisters, the Unfinished Chapels with their Manueline and Flemish Gothic features and the Chapter House.

Batalha is located 114 Km away from the Lisbon airport.
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Batalha is located 206 Km away from the Oporto airport.
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Batalha is located 543 Km away from Madrid (Spain).
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Tourism Office in Batalha

Pç. Mouzinho de Albuquerque
2440 - 121 Batalha
+ 351 244 765 180
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