History

With a view to the monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória

Hotel Mestre Afonso Domingues is situated side by side with the monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória, in the Centre of the village of Batalha. Here, where the calm and serenity of the past can be experienced with the comfort of our days, is a historical setting, tracery in white by former houses and framed the green vineyards and agricultural land.

The story goes that the monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória was built at the behest of D. John I, in thanks to the Virgin Mary, raised by King on Batalha of Aljubarrota (1385), in which he was defeated the great Castilian army. Responsible for the General Plan of construction of the monastery of Batalha and your erection until his death, in 1402 - the Mestre Afonso Domingues - named the Hotel.

Along 150 years that led him to be built, the monastery benefited from the intervention of various masters and the support of several Kings, It left marks of different architectural styles. Of these, the Gothic and Manueline were the most expressive. This work — classified as a world heritage site in 1985 and voted one of the seven wonders of Portugal in 2007 — remains incomplete until the present day, How to prove the Imperfect Chapels, the open, This essential monument of our history.


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Samira C.

Hotel with great location next to Monastery, main attraction of Batalha. Rooms very nice and staff very helpful. Recommend and stay here again.