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.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|Coimbra en pt||69.9km||site_izi|
|Fort of São João Baptista (Berlengas)||2019||64.7km||site_ao|
|Portugal dos Pequenitos||2010||69.2km||site_ao|
|Conimbriga Ruins and Museum||2013||56.7km||site_ao|
|Tomb of Inês de Castro||2013||17.9km||site_ao|
|The Medieval Castle Built for the Pope’s Secretive Knights Templar||2017||35.3km||site_ao|
|Europe’s Largest Collection of Matchbox Designs||2017||36km||site_ao|
|University of Coimbra – Alta and Sofia||2013||70.1km||site_whs|
|Convent of Christ in Tomar||1983||35.6km||site_whs|
|Monastery of Alcobaça||1989||17.6km||site_whs|
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