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Batalha is a town near Leiria. It is famous for its XIV century monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Batalha monastery

In 1385, the Aljubarrota battle would end the ongoing war for Portugal's crown in favour of Portuguese born Mestre de Avis, soon to be D. João I. In appreciation to the Virgin Mary having answered his prayers, the winner had a monastery erected near the location of the battle. The settlement that was created to support the building of the monastery developed into the current town of Batalha.

Get in[edit]

Map of Batalha

By bus[edit]

Batalha is connected to larger cities by Rede Expressos [1]. The nearest cities, Leiria and Fátima, are connected through Rodoviária do Tejo [2].

Get around[edit]


  • Mosteiro da Batalha
  • Ponte da Boutaca
  • Museum [3]
  • Caves [4]



The farmers market takes place every Monday morning, 7h to 13h, near the swimming pool.





Go next[edit]

  • Fátima (Sanctuary of Our Lady) – Place of the worldwide famous Marian apparitions.
  • Alcobaça (Monastery)
  • Tomar (Castle and the Convent of Christ)
  • Nazaré (Beach of the Guinness Book Records big waves surfed)
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