The 10 Best Things to Do in Batalha, Portugal

August 8, 2017 Franklyn Hardiman

Discover the best top things to do in Batalha, Portugal including Batalha Monastery, Castelo de Porto de Mos, Castelo de Leiria, Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Fatima, Santuario di Fatima, Centro de Interpretacao da Batalha de Aljubarrota, Praca Rodrigues Lobo, EcoParque Sensorial da Pia do Urso, Praia do Pedrogao, Igreja Matriz da Batalha ou Igreja da Exaltacao de Santa Cruz.
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1. Batalha Monastery

Largo Infante Dom Henrique 2440, Batalha 2440-484, Portugal +351 244 765 497
Excellent
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Batalha Monastery

Located in the Gothic masterpiece of Santa Maria da Vitória Monastery, a special visit should be made to this chapel with its magnificent stained-glass windows, cloisters, Unfinished Chapel and the tombs of several Portuguese notables.

Reviewed By mschmitt255 - Waterloo, Canada

What a gem! This church and monastery is a must see if you are in the Lisbon area. Amazing architecture, stained glass and history. Built by King John I this classic gothic church provides informative history of Portugal. The Founders Chapel, Royal Cloisters (1400 AD) and Chapter Room, Tomb of Unknown Soldier and unfinished Chapel are part of the tour.

2. Castelo de Porto de Mos

Rua Dom Fuas Roupinho, Porto de Mos 2480-335, Portugal +351 244 499 651
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4 based on 119 reviews

Castelo de Porto de Mos

Reviewed By ericon991 - ontario

This is yet another castle in the seemingly endless parade of Castles. I would not drive specifically to this one u less you are in the area, Weaver the views from the top are quite spectacular. There a lots of steps and the towers actually have roofs on them. Make sure you drive right up to the entrance as there are lots of steps to climb when you get inside. Good for a short visit. Entry fee.

3. Castelo de Leiria

Leiria 2400, Portugal +351 244 813 982
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4.5 based on 658 reviews

Castelo de Leiria

Reviewed By Vitor B - Lisbon, Portugal

Easy to arrive by foot, even if a bit of a steep walk. Totally restored in the XXth century after the Napoleonic troops left it in ruins, the complex story around Ernesto Korrodi and the rehabilitation process is already worth a visit. Those interested in military history, 'Românico' and 'Gótico' styles and restoration will find valuable elements. Those captivated by the legends, histories and abandonment, will find it very romantic. For those only interested in the views and taking pictures, the iconic 'loggia' created by the gothic arcades doubles as the best viewpoint of the city.

4. Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Fatima

Cova da Iria, Ourem, Portugal +351 249 539 600
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4.5 based on 132 reviews

Basilica de Nossa Senhora de Fatima

Reviewed By RodMcLeod - San Francisco, California

This basilica sits at the top of the wide, wide esplanade of Fatima. For me, the esplanade was the main feature of visiting Fatima. The basilica holds religious importance of course for Catholics and must be visited. Architecturally, the basilica is not so different from others.
But the expansive esplanade - more than twice as large as St. Peter's Square in the Vatican, is humbling in the extreme, especially when observing streams of
religious pilgrims walking through it to the Cathedral or the chapel off to the side.

5. Santuario di Fatima

Travessa Joao Paulo II, Fatima 2495-409, Portugal +351 249 539 600
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4.5 based on 353 reviews

Santuario di Fatima

Reviewed By Iguana Hunter - North Bay, Ontario

This compound is not what I was expecting. I guess I didn’t do my research. The old church sits elevated above a very large open area for crowds to gather for services, with the new church opposite. There is a small glass building on one side of the open area, beside an olive tree that is supposed to be the site of the next appearance of the Virgin Mary. The old church is quite plain inside, although you can visit the tombs of the children who claim to have seen the first appearance a century ago. The new church is very large, with a retractable roof, but not really a beautiful building. The streets surrounding the sanctuary are what you would expect, full of hotels and souvenir shops. I am glad we saw it, but were not impressed.

6. Centro de Interpretacao da Batalha de Aljubarrota

Avenida Dom Nuno Alvares Pereira No 120 | São Jorge, Batalha 2440-197, Portugal +351 244 480 060
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4.5 based on 171 reviews

Centro de Interpretacao da Batalha de Aljubarrota

Reviewed By Carlos_R_888 - Brussels, Belgium

This museum/permanent exhibition explains the victory of the Portuguese army and its English allies over the Castilian army and its French allies on August 14, 1385.
The Portuguese/English army counted only about 6500 soldiers whilst their opponents were more than 31000.
The Centro de Interpretacao da Batalha de Aljubarrota explains why and how this battle took place.
To celebrate his victory, the Portuguese king ordered the building of the nearby Batalha monastery.

7. Praca Rodrigues Lobo

Leiria, Portugal +351 914 219 522
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4.5 based on 94 reviews

Praca Rodrigues Lobo

Reviewed By 232henryw - Markham, Canada

I came here tired and just wanted to sit down with a coffee. Luckily, there are a few coffee and bars right around the square and patios to sit down at. I was entertained by two boys playing football! It's a nice area to socialize.

8. Ecoparque Sensorial da Pia do Urso

Pia do Urso, Batalha, Portugal
Excellent
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4 based on 69 reviews

Ecoparque Sensorial da Pia do Urso

Reviewed By Lo_tully - Geraldton, Australia

The actual parquet is a little tired but worth a visit- I would say it took us about 30 mins to walk through as long as you allow yourself to get distracted by a few thing. The village has a few cafes and restaurants which can stretch out the visit!

9. Praia do Pedrogao

Praia do Pedrogao, Leiria 2400-014, Portugal
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4 based on 133 reviews

Praia do Pedrogao

Reviewed By expatEdinburgh - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

I absolutely love this place! Wonderful large, golden sandy beach, great esplanade to walk or sit and observe time passing by. Lovely for all ages. There are great cafes and places to eat. Nearby there's the pine forest, great for walks and cycle rides, and the lovely Freshwater lagoon, Ervideira, where the whole family can paddle or swim. A must!

10. Igreja Matriz da Batalha ou Igreja da Exaltacao de Santa Cruz

Estrada de Fatima 2440 106 | próxima ao Mosteiro da Batalha, Batalha 2440-100, Portugal +351 244 765 140
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4.5 based on 27 reviews

Igreja Matriz da Batalha ou Igreja da Exaltacao de Santa Cruz

Reviewed By polinav - California

this is a very old and very beautiful church, yet at the same time it is very simplistic with white walls.

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