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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Monastery of Batalha is a World Heritage Site in the town of Batalha, in Leiria District, Portugal. Officiailly known as Mosteiro Santa Maria da Vitória, it is one of the best examples of Late Gothic architecture in Portugal.

The Monastery of Batalha is a Dominican convent. It was built in 1385 as a form of thanksgiving by King John I of Portugal to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese over the Castilians in the Battle of Aljubarrota.


Batalha Monastery, Portugal
Batalha Monastery, Portugal
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Construction of the Monastery of Batalha began in 1386, but it was only completed in 1517, spanning the reign of seven different kings. The construction introduced cutting-edge techniques and styles which were tried out in Portugal for the first time.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Monastery of Batalha was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 7th session of the World Heritage Committee in Florence, Italy, on 5 - 9 December, 1983.

Location: N39 39 28.008 W8 49 36.984 in Batalha, Leiria District, Portugal.
Inscription Year: 1983
Type: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, II
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