Monastery of Batalha: Unfinished Chapels

Highly recommended
King Duarte aspired to the establishment of a vast pantheon for himself and his descendants, but he alone lies here under an open sky in this unfinished monument. An octagonal rotunda (its portal bearing unusually exuberant Maneuline decoration) gives onto seven chapels separated by famously unfinished pillars, which are covered with carved motifs (in stark contrast to the sobriety of the Renaissance balcony storey above, added in 1553 by King John III).

Useful information

Address:

RN IC2 Batalha

Phone:

+351 244 765 497

Price:

6 €

Opening hours

daily except Bank Hols 9am-6pm (6.30pm Apr-Oct)

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