Batalha

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A small village best known for its impressive monastery, as well as several other ancient churches and traditional restaurants.

Batalha is a town and a municipality in Leiria District, Pinhal Litoral Subregion, Centro Region, Portugal. The town's name means battle. The town was founded by King D. Joao I of Portugal, jointly with the Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória na Batalha, to pay homage to the Portuguese victory at the Battle of Aljubarrota (August 14, 1385) that put an end to the 1383-1385 crisis. Batalha boasts several monuments and Natural Heritage sites.
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