Photographer's Note

difi pour commmorer la victoire des Portugais sur les Castillans la bataille d'Aljubarrota en 1385, le monastre des dominicains de Batalha fut pendant deux sicles le grand chantier de la monarchie portugaise o se dveloppa un style gothique national original, profondment influenc par l'art manulin, comme le montre le clotre royal, vritable chef-d'oeuvre.

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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Additional Photos by Sylvie Fondacci Monteiro (SylFondacci) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 523 W: 28 N: 462] (4087)
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