The Monastery of the Dominicans of Batalha was built to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese over the Castilians at the ... More
Monastery of Batalha
The Monastery of the Dominicans of Batalha was built to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese over the Castilians at the battle of Aljubarrota in 1385. It 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.
Magnificent conception and execution. The cloister's architectural details are magnificent. The Unfinished Chapels are outstanding.
Much lighter in conception and execution compared to Geronimos Monastery in Lisbon.
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