Batalha Monastery Main Portal in Batalha, Portugal - Encircle Photos

43 Batalha Monastery Main Portal in Batalha, Portugal

In appreciation for winning the Battle of Aljubarrota and becoming the King of Portugal in the late 14th century, John I formed the town of Batalha (which means battle) and commissioned the Monastery of Santa Maria de Vitória in praise to St. Mary for his victory. Below the gorgeous lattice window is an archivolt over the main portal that contains 78 delicate Biblical carvings.

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Largo Infante Dom Henrique, 2440 Batalha, Portugal

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