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.