Batalha Monastery World Heritage Site

Building in Batalha, Leiria District, Portugal

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Batalha Monastery
Native name
Portuguese: Mosteiro da Batalha
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Batalha Monastery is one of the most important Gothic sites in Portugal.
LocationBatalha, Portugal
Coordinates39°39′33″N 8°49′34″W / 39.65917°N 8.82611°W / 39.65917; -8.82611Coordinates: 39°39′33″N 8°49′34″W / 39.65917°N 8.82611°W / 39.65917; -8.82611
Official nameMonastery of Batalha
TypeCultural
Criteriai, ii
Designated1983 (7th session)
Reference no.264
State PartyPortugal
RegionEurope and North America

The Monastery of Batalha (Portuguese: Mosteiro da Batalha) is a Dominican convent in the municipality of Batalha, in the district of Leiria, in the Centro Region of Portugal. Originally, and officially, known as the Monastery of Saint Mary of the Victory (Portuguese: Mosteiro de Santa Maria da Vitória), it was erected in commemoration of the 1385 Battle of Aljubarrota and would serve as the burial church of the 15th-century Aviz dynasty of Portuguese royalty. It is one of the best and original examples of Late Flamboyant Gothic architecture in Portugal, intermingled with the Manueline style.


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