Jan 12, 2010

#188 - PORTUGAL - joanna122

A great view out of the Monastery of Batalha. This view reminds me to my trip in to the britany 2 years ago. And it's also an UNESO HEritage Site. I'm ask myself if i should start a new collection?! It's so intersting all the ancient buildings and landscapes - full of history. Love it!

The Monastery of the Dominicans of Batalha was built to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese over the Castilians at the battle of Aljubarrota in 1385. It was to be the Portuguese monarchy's main building project for the next two centuries. Here a highly original, national Gothic style evolved, profoundly influenced by Manueline art, as demonstrated by its masterpiece, the Royal Cloister.

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