Batalha

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Batalha is a town near Leiria. It is famous for its XIV century monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Understand

In 1385, the Aljubarrota battle would end the ongoing war for Portugal's crown in favour of portuguese born Mestre de Avis, soon to be D. João I. In appreciation to the Virgin Mary having answered his prayers, the winner had a monastery erected near the location of the the battle. The settlement that was created to support the building of the monastery developed into the current town of Batalha.

Get in

By bus

Batalha is connected to larger cities by Rede Expressos [1]. The nearest cities, Leiria and Fátima, are connected through Rodoviária do Tejo [2].

Get around

See

  • Mosteiro da Batalha
  • Ponte da Boutaca
  • Museum [3]
  • Caves [4]

Do

Buy

The farmers market takes place every Monday morning, 7h to 13h, near the swimming pool.

Eat

Drink

Sleep

  • Rooms at Gladius cafe, Praça Mousinho de Albuquerque, 7, [6]. Awesome find on a cold November night. Very cozy and pretty rooms. 30euro in a town where it seems only 3-4 star hotels at euro 45+


Contact

Get out


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