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Friday, 7 July 2017

Monastery of Batalha,Portugal.




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.
Received this beautiful card from Belen in Spain.
Date of Inscription: 1983
Ref: 264
2017 Stamp- Figures in Portuguese History and Culture.


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