Monday 27 June 2011

King John's Cloister (Claustro Real)

The Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória, or the Monastery of Batalha, is one of the finest examples of late Gothic architecture in Portugal.  The cloister shown here was a later addition, in the mid 15th century, and is of a less ornate style than the rest of the building.  The central garden was added later.  It must be absolutely spectacular to see in real life.


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