Batalha Cloisters

Batalha Cloisters

The Batalha Monastery in central Portugal is well worth a visit if you happen to be in Portugal, the photograph above giving a glimpse of what to expect. It is a truly impressive building and dates back to the fourteenth century when construction started. Now I am not a big museum or religious fan but this I was impressed with; I particularly liked the unfinished chapel reaching for the heavens.

There’s lots else in the area too such as Alcobaca, Fatima and a great safe seaside spot of San Martinho do Porto. I went to Batalha for a wedding and stayed at a family hotel belonging to relations of the bride. I may be bias but can definitely recommend their hotel.

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