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Do you know Batalha?

 Posted by , February 03, 2007 at 11:19:49 :: Portugal

Batalha is a city in Portugal.

It is actually famous for the Monastery Santa Maria da Vitória which is a UNESCO world heritage.

Fasada kościoła, po prawej Kaplica fundatora króla Jana I

The Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória was built by order of King John I, in gratitude for his glorious victory over the Castilian army in the Battle of Aljubarrota in 1385, which brought Portugal its independence from Spain. The construction would last for almost two centuries (1388-1533) and resulted in one of the most beautiful Gothic monuments we have ever seen.

Not only shape and size of this magnificent building, but in particular also the splendid decoration of its facades with most elaborate stonemason works in Manueline decoration Style are amazing and very impressive.

Fountain at Rossion Square, Lisbon, Portugal

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