Construction began in 1388
to commemorate the victory of the Portuguese (João I) over the
Castilians in the Battle of Aljubarrota in 1385, the Monastery of
the Dominicans of
Batalha remained for two more centuries the main workshop of the Portuguese
which an original, national Gothic style was formed, profoundly influenced
Manueline art, as the masterpiece, the Royal Cloister, demonstrates.
100 km's north of Lisboa