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Batalha Monastery
Location Largo Infante Dom Henrique Mosteiro de Santa Maria da Vitória
2440-109 BATALHA
District:Leiria
County :Batalha
Parish:Batalha
Contacts Tel:244765497
Fax:244767184
Email:geral@mbatalha.dgpc.pt

Classified World Heritage Site by UNESCO, this Gothic monastery was the result of a vow made by King D. João I to Santa Maria da Vitória, in order to celebrate the victory over Spanish troops in Aljubarrota Battle (on August 14th 1385). It is the most exquisite exemplar of Gothic style in Portugal. Two architects made a mark on the first construction years: Portuguese architect Afonso Domingos and the allegedly Catalan Huguet. The first one conceived the initial church structure (with the exception of the domes of the main chapel, the transept and the central nave) in a Rayonnant Gothic style. On the other hand, Huguet has brought the Flamboyant Gothic style to Portugal. He built church’s main façade, the dome of the Chapter Room and Founder’s Chapel (only to mention the most relevant works). Manueline style has taken its first steps in this monastery, as you can see in the flags of the mains cloister’s arches or in the plant-depicting motifs that started to play an important role. In the 30’s decade of the 15th century, the Unfinished Chapels began to be built, but they were never concluded (the demanding construction of Jerónimos Monastery may have influenced this situation). The Unfinished Chapels are the pantheon of King D. Duarte. The tomb of the Unknown Soldier lays in the Chapter Room of Batalha Monastery with a never-ending flame and a permanent sentinel.

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Responsable: IPPAR / Direcção do Mosteiro

Closing days: Does not close

Year of construction: 1386-1533

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MORE INFORMATION

Responsable: IPPAR / Direcção do Mosteiro

Closing days: Does not close

Year of construction: 1386-1533

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

Localização Largo Infante Dom Henrique Mosteiro de Santa Maria da Vitória
2440-109 BATALHA
Distrito:Leiria
County:Batalha
Parish:Batalha
Contactos Tel:244765497
Fax:244767184
Email:geral@mbatalha.dgpc.pt
www.mosteirobatalha.pt

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

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