Are you visiting Portugal? 🇵🇹 YOU definitely don't want to miss visiting the Batalha Monastery


By Waugsberg - Batalha Monastery

General Information ℹ️


Location: Batalha, Portugal, 🌎 39°39′33″N 8°49′34″W

Architect: Afonso Domingues

Style: Late gothic, Manueline architecture

Construction Dates: 1386-1530 (completely finished in 1907)


Batalha Monastery was to be the Portuguese monarchy's main building project for the next two centuries. Here a highly original, national Gothic style evolved, profoundly influenced by Manueline art, as demonstrated by its masterpiece, the Royal Cloister.


King John, ordered the construction to begin in 1386 and it continued for more than 100 years until the 1530s when King John III decided to focus efforts on the construction of the Jeronimos Monastery, built to commemorate Portugal’s role during the Age of Discoveries.