Portugal, Autumn 2013
Between Obidos and Tomar, we stopped for a couple hours to admire the immense Mosteiro de Santa Maria da Vitoria, better known as Batalha (Battle Abbey).
Mosteiro de Santa Maria da Vitoria is surrounded by a plaza, which in turn is surrounded by sidewalk restaurants and souvenir shops. Parking places are somewhat rarer...
Spring flowers and gothic archtitecture
Light from stained-glass windows decorates columns.
Claustro Real (Royal Cloister)
Tourist in passageway around the cloister
Same tourist, same cloister, different passageway
Entrance to the Capelas Imperfeitas (Unfinished Chapels) -- no roof
Inside the Capelas Imperfeitas
In the Capelas Imperfeitas, Dom Duarte and his queen, Leonor of Aragon, hold hands even in death.
Facade of the church
Church, statue and tree
Grutas de Mira de Aire