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10 of the Best Things to Do in Batalha, Portugal

Shruti Nair
Batalha Monastery
Visit this UNESCO-inscribed monastery that is one of Portugal’s cultural treasures. A pinnacle of late Gothic art, it has a number of elegant tombs of people from Portuguese history.
Part of the monastery is also set up as a museum dedicated to the memory of fallen soldiers.
Capelas Imperfeitas
Also known as the unfinished chapels, it has an interesting history. It was commissioned by King Duarte and started by Huguet, who oversaw the monastery construction.
Unfortunately, both the king and the architect expired a few years later and the monument remained unfinished, but it still remains magnificent.
Centro de Interpretação da Batalha de Aljubarrota
Before you visit the monastery, learn about it's history, the battle of Aljubarrota here.
Watch a fascinating video of the battle to understand the reason behind the monastery's construction.
Tasca da Tinouca
Enjoy a fine dining at this place, close to the monastery. A modern with a classy look, this place draws a lively late-afternoon happy hour crowd for a good wine and a solid tapas menu.
Ecoparque Sensorial da Pia do Urso
Take a stroll in this garden and engage your senses to different colors and fresh air.
Museu da Comunidade Conselhia da Batalha
Explore this modern, award-winning municipal museum.
It takes you through the history of the region, including some well-presented Roman remains- the Battle of Aljubarrota and Mosteiro de Santa Maria da Vitória's construction.
Explore the Grutas da Moeda
Known as the Coin Cave, this magnificent cave is filled with beautiful sights.
The cave's viable extension is 350 meters in length and 45 meters in depth, below the entrance point. Temperature is constant around 18ºC all year round, which makes it easy to visit by all kinds of people.
Capela de São Jorge
Visit this chapel, located in a small village with great historical value that possesses items from the 1300s.
Ponte da Boutaca
On your way to Batalha, take a detour to this mysterious and beautiful bridge, built in the second half of the 19th century in revivalist style and neo-Gothic trait.
It's worth to travel here and spend an afternoon with your family.
Igreja da Exaltação de Santa Cruz
Pay your visit to this beautiful church, rich in culture and history - a classified national monument.