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Monastery of Batalha

Rua Luís Silva Mouzinho de Albuquerque, 2440, Batalha, Distrikt Leiria, Portugal Rua Luís Silva Mouzinho de Albuquerque, 2440, Batalha, Distrikt Leiria, Portugal
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Monastery of Batalha. Batalha, Portugal
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The Monastery of Batalha or Monastery of the Battle is a Dominican convent in the civil parish of Batalha (District of Leiria) in Portugal. Originally known as the Monastery of Saint Mary of the Victory it was erected in commemoration of the 1385 Battle of Aljubarrota, and would serve as the burial church of the 15th-Century Aviz dynasty of Portuguese royals. It is one of the best and original examples of Late Gothic architecture in Portugal, intermingled with the Manueline style. The ornate convent has been put up in limestone from Porto de Mós, that has turned yellow ochre in the course of time.

The monestary is listed in the Unesco World Heritage Sites list.

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