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Batalha/batalha Monastery Mosteiro Santa Maria da Vitória, more commonly known as the Batalha Monastery, is a Dominican convent

in Batalha, in the District of Leiria, Portugal. It is one of the best and original examples of Late Gothic architecture in Portugal, intermingled with the Manueline style. It took over a century to build, starting in 1386 and ending circa 1517, spanning the reign of seven kings. It took the efforts of fifteen architects (Mestre das Obras da Batalha), but for seven of them the title was no more than an honorary title bestowed on them. The construction required an enormous effort, using extraordinary resources of men and material. New techniques and artistic styles, hitherto unknown in Portugal, were deployed.
Some road distances from Batalha to: - Lisbon: 166 kms. - Madrid (Spain): 632 kms. - Paris (France): 1.683 kms. - Ankara (Turkey): 4.520 kms.

Checking the site, you can find some more road distances together with the driving times and the best routes.

Written Jun 19, 2009


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Getting There
Batalha is located 118km (73 miles) N of Lisbon and not far from Fatima and Alcobaça.

From Lisbon, trains run to Valado dos Frades (€7.30 to €8.50 one-way) and buses continue from there to Batalha.

there are some places to sleep and eat in Batalha. seven buses go to Batalha daily (1 hour. From Nazaré.Six expresso buses run from Lisbon to Batalha daily (2 hours.25 one-way).825862° W (view on : Google Maps) Lodging: Phone: Opening hours: Cost: View hotels near this location 24/476-54-97 Oct-Mar: daily 9am-5pm.80 one-way). free for children under 14 . €7. Most visitors to Batalha choose to stay in Fátima or Nazaré. 8. Quick Facts Visitor Information Address: Praça Mouzinho de Albuquerque. with a change at Alcobaça. €2.658769° N. which have more hotels and restaurants. Batalha 2440. take the N8 northeast for about 20 minutes. Portugal Coordinates 39. Apr-Sep: daily 9am-6pm €4 adults. However. By car from Alcobaça.