Friday, January 30, 2009

Batalha Monastery, Portugal

Portugal-4, originally uploaded by Abhishek's Postcard World.

Batalha Monastery (Mosteiro Santa Maria da Vitória), is a Dominican monastery in the Portuguese town of Batalha, in the District of Leiria, Portugal. It is one of the best and original examples of Late Gothic architecture in Portugal, intermingled with the Manueline style. It amazes the onlooker with its profusion of gables, spires, pinnacles and buttresses. It has become a symbol of national pride.


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