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Batalha monestary, was built to celebrate the Portuguese victory over the Castillians in the Battle of Aljubarrota in 1385 .
Gothic architecture's impressive built, ornate archways lead to a number of chambers and chapels, and its exterior is decorated with sculptures of saints and other important characters. The Incomplete Chapels is on the far right side of the structure.
The Dominicans monastery , along with all other monasteries in Portugal, Batalha was dissolved in 1834. Nowadays it has a military post, guard the monument to unknown soldiers from WW1, and a professional school of stone carving.
In the WS a picture showing the soldier's guard change.
Ike
Location on map: 39.658,-8.826

*** As wrote Pauolo Goncalves (TE: Juntas), te statue in pic. is of Dom Nuno Álvares Pereira, a Portuguese general with a major role in the 1383-1385 wars.

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