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.
The Jeronimos Monastery , which is made entirely out of limestone was built to thank God for the safe return
of all those Portuguese explorers who had ventured out on dangerous exploits. You can admire the hand sculptured walls ...
Standing at the entrance to Lisbon harbour, the Monastery of the Hieronymites construction of which began in 1502
exemplifies Portuguese art at its best. The nearby Tower of Belém, built to commemorate Vasco da Gama's expedition, is ...
The Trindade's convent was founded by D. João I, in the XVI century, for the friars of the Trinitários' order,
who were often seen making public collections in the village. The convent's church has a distinct mannerist influence. The ...
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