Eleven kilometres (17 miles) South of Leiria and 125km (75 miles) north of Lisbon the town of Batalha is best known for the mighty Batalha Abbey, or the Mosteiro de Santa Maria da Vitória. As one of Europe's finest Gothic masterpiece,Batalha Abbey is a popular excursion from Lisbon and Sintra. MADABOUTLISBON.COM, along with their trusted partners, offer a wide range our day trips and package tours from Lisbon to help you maximise your Portuguses adventure. [ More About ► ]
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• The price includes a single entrance to the venue. Tiqets covers the cost of payment processing and provides you with customer service seven days a week.
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October to March, Daily: 09h00 - 18h00
(last admission at 17h30)
April to October, Daily: 09h00 - 18h30
(last admission at 18h00)
Adult: €6.00, Concessionary: €3.00,
Child under 12: FREE.
Largo Infante Dom Henrique, 2440 Batalha, Portugal.
39° 39' 34.7"N | 08° 49' 30.5"W
+351 244 765 497
What's striking about the abbey is the abundant use of decorative elements applied to its design such as the fleur-de-lis pattern in the balustrades and the crockets on the pinnacles along with the incredible craftsmanship found bordering the portals and windows. The subtle use of pilasters, tall narrow gothic arched windows and prominent vertical features give the impression the whole structure is reaching heaven.
Entrance is gained through the west façade and it's well worth stopping to admire the carvings that adorn this portal. Flanking the entrance are sculptures of the twelve apostles, all with unique features. Within the stepped archway are several sculptures representing biblical kings and queens, prophets and angels holding musical instruments from the Middle Ages. In the apex of the arch in high relief is a statue of Christ in Majesty accompanied by the Evangelists.
There are plenty of various types of eateries in close proximity of the Abbey.
There are toilets in the abbey in various places.
There is free car parking both to the North and South of the monastery. Buses should park to the South of the monument (private parking) or East (next to the multi-use pavilion).
The building is fully accessible for those with reduced mobility and wheelchairs and an escort is available, if required.
This little town is only on the tourist map because of its magnificent internationally famous Dominican abbey. Most visitors arrive by tour bus and leave without experiencing Batalha town. Yet for the savvy traveller, Batalha makes a great base for venturing out from. The town lies in the Lena valley in the Leira district north of Lisbon and in a day-tripping distance of Alcobaça, Fatima, Leira, Óbidos, Peniche and Nazaré. Once the tour buses leave the cafés and restaurants which border the abbey can give you more time and personal service.
This present construction replaces the original built by Diogo Boytac and from whom the bridge acquired its name. A French artist who contributed to the construction of the monastery here in Batalha as we all as Jeronimos in Belém. Its six gothic arches spans the river Calvaria and was built in the second half of the 19th century incorporating the Revivalist and neo-Gothic styles. It is the only bridge in the country that still has its toll road houses intact and now houses collections of local arts and crafts. It was classified as a building of public interest in 1982 and is included in the special protection zone of the Monastery of Batalha.
Somewhat overshadowed by the magnificent Abbey the Igreja Matriz da Exaltação de Santa Cruz church is still worth a glance over if you're passing by. Its most impressive feature is the ornate Gothic come Manueline portal. It was built in 1540 to serve the construction team working at the Abbey. The interior is quite austere with the altar carved from local marble.
The Residencial Batalha has a privileged location right in the downtown area of Batalha, with some rooms having views of the Monastery. The Residencial Batalha offers their customers high quality serves whilst enjoying a relaxing stay.
Largo da Igreja, Apartado 134, 2440-976, Batalha, Portugal.
39º 39" 29.8' N | 08º 49" 25.8' W
This small family-run boutique hotel can be found 100 metres up a side street away from the hubbub of town. The hotel comprises a swimming pool, 15 comfortable rooms, all with air conditioning and a terrace. Very bright, clean and contemporary with staff who go that extra mile to ensure your stay is as peaceful as possible.
Rua Carvalho do Outeiro 2, 2440 Batalha, Portugal.
39º 39" 24.7' N | 08º 49" 25.6' W
As its title suggests this restaurant specialises in Leitão (suckling piglet) that is cooked in their house style to perfection. If you're not a porky type of person don't be put off because there are plenty of other options on the menu to choose from, all of which are of equal quality and tastiness. Popular with locals the staff are as attentive as possible and at hand for recommendations and wine pairings.
Daily: 12h00 - 15h00/19h00 - 23h00
38 Casal da Amieira, Batalha 2440-477, Portugal. | 39º 38' 55.4" N | 08º 50' 23.0" W
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A traditional and unpretentious restaurant that is respected for the quality of its produce and the quality of service provided. Set overlooking the Monastery of Batalha, the Burro Velho Restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere of comfort and good taste, an ideal setting to enjoy the best of traditional food, prepared with creativity and with ingredients carefully selected and cultivated, (often by organic farming).
Although the Burro Velho (old donkey) isn't himself on the menu there are plenty of tempting dishes of fish, meat and seafood. Be sure to try their Octopus Rice, several recipes of Cod Fish, and, of course, the famous house style steak.
Daily: 12h00 - 15h00/19h00 - 23h00
Rua Nossa Sra. do Caminho nº6A, 2440-121 Batalha, Portugal. | 39º 39' 33.8" N | 08º 49' 28.3" W
+351 244 764 174 | email@example.com | Website
This charming boutique deli and café is an ideal place to sample the nerdy produce the local area has to offer. What could be better than to sit, relax and enjoy a platter of cheeses, hams and salami wash down with some great local wine.
Daily: 10h00 - 15h00/19h00 - 23h00
Rua António Maria dos Santos, nº6 B/C, 2440-114 Batalha, Portugal. | 39º 39' 29.0" N | 08º 49' 28.4" W
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|Batalha is 114km (71 miles) North of Lisbon Portela Airport
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Latitude - 39º 38' 55.4" | Longitude - 08º 50' 23.0"
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Take the urban train service (comboios urbanos) to Lisbon's central train station Rossio.
Rede Expressos run services to Batalha from Lisbon Sete Rios coach startion and takes about two hours.