Day 2. Batahla afternoon.August 9, 2017 in Portugal
After lunch we caught the bus to Batahla, to see the Dominican monastery built to commemorate the battle that ensured the indépendance of Portugal. (1385)
A very impressive building. What impressed was
The stone masonry. A brilliant extravaganza of superb workmanship. It is the most important example of the Gothic style in Portugal with the most important example of medieval stained glass windows.
In one of the photos you will noticed a cleaned steeple. If only they could afford to clean all the building it would be an extraordinary sight.
Whilst there we saw the changing of the guard for the war memorial to the fallen of the First World War. I couldn't' resist photographing the intricate lacing of the guards boots.
A visit to the military museum concluded our visit.
Tired but pleased we returned to our hotel to prepare for our journey tomorrow to Coimbra.Read more