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    Gil Reis June 29, 2016

    The Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória (better known as Monastery of Batalha [1]) is located in Batalha, Portugal, ordered the construction in 1386 by King John I of Portugal [2] as thanks to the Virgin Mary for the victory at the Battle Aljubarrota. [2] the Dominican monastery was built over two centuries until about 1563, during the reign of seven kings of Portugal, although since 1388 there have lived the first Dominicans. Example of the Portuguese late Gothic architecture, or Manueline style, is considered World Heritage by UNESCO, and on July 7, 2007 was elected as one of the seven wonders of Portugal. In Portugal, IPPAR still classifies it as a National Monument since 1910. has, since 2016, the status of National Pantheon.


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