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photoblog image Batalha - Igreja Matriz de Exeltação de Santa

Batalha - Igreja Matriz de Exeltação de Santa

 

Batalha is still little more than a village and, at the time of the monastery must have been a very small village - when I first visited it more than 20 years ago it was by no means as developed as it is now. A plaque beside the door to the church, which you can see in this image reads:

 

"The history of this building is linked to the desire of the town's residents for a parochial church. Following their requests, this desire was fulfilled, and construction of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross was completed in 1532. It displays baroque and revivalist architecture, and a Manueline entrance by the Master Boytac.  The wooden roof of the nave collapsed in an earthquake in 1858, and works in 1908 allowed a new bell tower to be built, with a Manueline and baroque finish." 

Batalha - Igreja Matriz de Exeltação de Santa

 

Batalha is still little more than a village and, at the time of the monastery must have been a very small village - when I first visited it more than 20 years ago it was by no means as developed as it is now. A plaque beside the door to the church, which you can see in this image reads:

 

"The history of this building is linked to the desire of the town's residents for a parochial church. Following their requests, this desire was fulfilled, and construction of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross was completed in 1532. It displays baroque and revivalist architecture, and a Manueline entrance by the Master Boytac.  The wooden roof of the nave collapsed in an earthquake in 1858, and works in 1908 allowed a new bell tower to be built, with a Manueline and baroque finish." 

comments (8)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Oct 2016, 01:24
It is a lovely building, Tom, and you are showing it off beautifully.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Ray - the door is very impressive as you will see tomorrow.
La porte est très belle.
Tom Wilson: La porte est l'image de demain, merci, Martine.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Oct 2016, 07:18
It all looks very agreeable Tom
Tom Wilson: Altogether a nice little church - although I didn't get to see inside.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 11 Oct 2016, 08:18
The inhabitants in 1532 must have been pleased with this
Tom Wilson: Yes, the size indicates how small the village was at the time.
Full of charm Tom, but enough about you. I like the way you waited, possibly hours, for a little white cloud to pass behind the cross before taking this snap.
Tom Wilson: One suffers for one's art, Chad - as well you know! smile
It is a beautiful building and looks so good presented in B.& W.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Brian - there's a close-up of the door tomorrow smile
beautiful church, Tom. the sprinkling of clouds and the contrast of the church make it very nice in b/w, in my opinion.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Ayush.
Well they got themselves a very fine church. Didn't save them from the earthquake but that's life
Tom Wilson: God works in mysterious ways, Bill smile

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