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  • From Lisbon: Fatima, Obidos, Batalha and Nazaré Group Tour

    1. From Lisbon: Fatima, Obidos, Batalha and Nazaré Group Tour

    Benefit from pick-up in Lisbon city center, and then take a scenic drive to the shrine of Fatima. Learn more about the important Catholic pilgrimage site before going to the Gothic convent at Batalha. Admire the Manueline style of architecture typical of Portugal in the 16th century, and then enjoy a delicious lunch of regional food. Next, visit the beautiful seaside resort of Nazaré, popular with surfers and water sports fans. See the statue of the black Virgin Mary by Saint Joseph and look at the colorful fishing boats on the sandy beach from the top of the rock. Try some of the sweet cherry liqueur known as ginja in the medieval village of Obidos, and soak up the fairytale atmosphere of the cobbled paths and small medieval houses. Browse the handicraft stores along narrow streets, and then journey back to Lisbon through the lovely landscapes of central Portugal.

    Definitely highly recommended if you want to visit 4 different towns in one day only. Nidia was great and her Italian is fabulous!

  • From Lisbon: Fátima, Batalha, Alcobaça & Óbidos Shuttle Tour

    2. From Lisbon: Fátima, Batalha, Alcobaça & Óbidos Shuttle Tour

    Leaving from your hotel in Lisbon, this tour is for the devout as well as for those who love the history of Portugal. Fátima is one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in the world, and it will be your first stop so that you may visit the site where Our Lady of Fátima appeared in 1917 to the three shepherd children. You will also visit the Basilica, where Francisco, Jacinta Marto and Lúcia are buried, the Igreja da Santíssima Trindade (Church of the Holy Trinity), the largest Catholic sanctuary and the Capela das Aparições (Chapel of the Apparitions).  The tour continues to breathtaking and rural Batalha where the monastery awaits you. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that celebrates the Battle of Aljubarrota and is the best example of Gothic architecture in Portugal with traces of Manueline architecture. Alcobaça is a city not to be missed by those who wish to feel the hospitality...

    It was a tour that helped us visit many historical and cultural monuments, which are difficult to reach by train or bus

  • Batalha Monastery Entrance Ticket

    3. Batalha Monastery Entrance Ticket

    Explore the Batalha Monastery, a hidden architectural gem in the Iberian Peninsula, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983.  Step back in time and learn about the rich history of this Dominican monastery, built in 1385 after the victory of the Portuguese over the Castilians at the battle of Aljubarrota. Built with funding from King João I, the vast complex, which is also a royal pantheon, is considered the most significant example of Portuguese Gothic and Manueline style. Marvel at the colorful array of Portuguese medieval stained glass windows, which can be admired from the impressive columns of the Chapel. Look up and gaze at the impressive central nave of the church, standing at an impressive 32.5 metres and resting on eight columns on either side. Next, head to the domed Chapter Hall and walk through the collection of carved cloisters that give access to the monaste...

  • Full-Day Fátima Tour from Lisbon

    4. Full-Day Fátima Tour from Lisbon

    Take a full-day, multi-city tour that brings you to some of Portugal's most popular medieval and 20th-century architectural and religious marvels, beginning in Lisbon and ending in Fátima. Depart from Lisbon by bus at 9:00 and head to Óbidos, the 'wedding present town'. This is the town that King Dinis gave to his bride, Queen Isabel, on their wedding day in 1282. This romantic village is surrounded by the 45-foot-high walls of a medieval Moorish castle, the famous Pousada do Castelo. Stop for lunch in colorful Nazaré, a traditional Portuguese fishing village. If time permits, head to Sítio to enjoy a beautiful view of the beach and ocean. Then, kick off the afternoon with a trip to Batalha Monastery, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, with beautiful stained-glass windows and the Manueline-style Royal Cloister. Arrive at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima, a center of Catholic faith...

    This tour was very interesting, beautiful. The tour guide did not interpret everything into English that she did into other languages. The tour could’ve been shorter. We spent a lot of time that was not necessary especially at our last stop where are most everything was closed

  • Full-Day Fatima, Batalha, Nazare and Obidos Tour

    5. Full-Day Fatima, Batalha, Nazare and Obidos Tour

    Following a pick-up at your hotel in Lisbon, you’ll travel in an air-conditioned, 8-seat vehicle to the Fatima Sanctuary. Learn about the miracle of the apparition of the Virgin to local shepherd children in 1917.  Next, your 8-hour tour moves west to the coast, with a stop at Batalha to visit the Batalha Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most fascinating Gothic monuments in Europe. King John I of Portugal built the monastery to give thanks to the Virgin Mary over a battle against Spanish troops in 1385. After lunch, you’ll visit Sítio, a clifftop village that offers some of the best views in Portugal. From high on the cliffs surrounding Nazaré, you’ll learn about the legend of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré. The statue of Our Lady of Nazaré is one of the oldest Christian art pieces. Continuing on, you’ll fall in love with the colorful, romantic village of Obidos. Its w...

    Outstanding tour and very friendly driver/ guide. I will use this company for all my future travel to Portugal.

  • From Lisbon: Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré & Óbidos Full-Day Tour

    6. From Lisbon: Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré & Óbidos Full-Day Tour

    Travel by air-conditioned minivan to Fátima and learn why millions of pilgrims make their way to the sanctuary each year. Continue to Batalha to see some of the best 14th-century architecture in Portugal, including the monastery built in commemoration of the 1385 Battle of Aljubarrota. Next, go to the charming seaside town of Nazaré and savor some fresh fish at lunch (own expense). Take a scenic coastal drive through São Martinho do Porto and the Óbidos Lagoon en route to the medieval walled village of Óbidos. Stroll around the cobbled streets and taste some authentic ginjinha (cherry liqueur).

    We booked this tour on the last minute and are totally happy we did it. The 4 small towns are totally different from each other. Paolo our guide was very good in what he is doing, friendly and a great guide. We highly recommend him. Thanks a lot Paolo.

  • Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré, and Óbidos Day Tour

    7. Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré, and Óbidos Day Tour

    Your tour begins with hotel pick-up in Lisbon before departing for Fátima, home to one of the largest shrines in the world, which attracts more than 5 million visitors each year. Once there, visit the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, a modern church completed in 2007. Then, stop and take your pick of religious articles or other products to get blessed at your next stop, the sanctuary. The Sanctuary is where the Virgin Mary is believed to have appeared and left 3 messages to the small shepherd: the end of the First World War, the end of Communism, and the attack on Pope John Paul the Second. After the sanctuary, you’ll continue your visit to the Monastery of Batalha, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. This impressive convent was built by King John I of Portugal to thank the Virgin Mary following the battle of Aljubarrota against Spanish troops on the 14 August 1385 Next, visit ...

    It was an enjoyable tour ever. Our tour guides Andre and Luis were fun, informative and made sure everything was perfect.

  • From Lisbon: Fatima, Batalha, Nazare, & Obidos Private Tour

    8. From Lisbon: Fatima, Batalha, Nazare, & Obidos Private Tour

    Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at your hotel in Lisbon and then being driven directly to the Sanctuary of Fatima. See the Chapel of the Apparitions, which stands at the center of the sanctuary. The Chapel was originally constructed by local villagers shortly after the 3 shepherd children first saw a vision of the Virgin Mary. Admire the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, a gorgeous Neo-Baroque structure built in 1928 that houses the tombs of the children including Sister Lucia. Enter the modern and stark Basilica of Santissima Trindade. Designed by Greek architect Alexandros Tombazis, this impressive Basilica is over 40,000 square meters and can seat 8,000 people. Visit the Batalha Monastery, a stunning masterpiece of Gothic architecture with splashes of the Manueline style. Look up at the monastery's many exquisite stained glass windows. Witness the kaleidoscopic effect of t...

  • From Lisbon: Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré & Óbidos Full-Day Tour

    9. From Lisbon: Fátima, Batalha, Nazaré & Óbidos Full-Day Tour

    Taking a pilgrimage to Fátima is an event of a lifetime. Here, in 1917, 3 children were blessed with the apparition of the Virgin Mary, and today you can visit this astonishing Basilica built in her honor. During your tour, your guide will help point out the most important points of interest. The newest church in this complex, the Most Holy Trinity (2007) is one of the largest Christian churches in the world, and well worth the time to visit. You will also have the chance to spend time in other holy sites of the region, including Nazaré. Here you can relax a bit with its beautiful beaches and lovely cuisine. After a stop for lunch, head to Batalha monastery (Entrance included), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These monuments are incredibly well preserved, given their nearly 600 years of life. They are wonders to experience, and make for some wonderful photo opportunities. Finally, end i...

    very pleasant day with sufficient diversity in smallish locations. main goal was intro. to Fatima and sufficient time was allocated

  • Fátima, Batalha, Alcobaça, Nazaré and Óbidos Private Tour

    10. Fátima, Batalha, Alcobaça, Nazaré and Óbidos Private Tour

    Make a pilgrimage to the shrine of Fátima and see the homes of the 3 little shepherds who saw an apparition of the Virgin Mary. Learn the story of the miracle and get some free time to explore the basilicas and chapel by yourself. Next, visit Batalha Monastery and marvel at the largest Gothic monument in Portugal. Hear the history of the building and learn the legend of Henry the Navigator who helped put the nation on the map. Continue to Alcobaça Monastery, founded by the first Portuguese king, Afonso Henriques, in 1153. Hear the tragic story of King Pedro I and his beloved Inês de Castro, murdered on the orders of his father. Get stunning views from the beach at Nazaré and the clifftop village of Sítio. Enter the basilica of Our Lady of Nazaré to look at the famous black statue of the Virgin. End with a visit to the village of Óbidos and taste a typical cherry liqueur. Stroll the med...

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What people are saying about Batalha Monastery

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,524 reviews

All places very worthwhile to visit. Thanks to Corona we did not have to suffer from mass tourism which is usually ever-present in summer months . Nazare only has tall waves in winter months. Adrian is a great guide, giving just enough information for one not to loose concentration. He also knows when to keep quiet. He's a real gentleman......opening doors for ladies. He's also a excellent driver. The cherry port tasting in Opidos turned out to be a little expensive as the owner made sure one couldn't leave without making a purchase . His stuff is not cheap but apparently the best. But all in all a most enjoyable day.

Wonderful and informative tour - one of our highlights in Lusbon. I strongly recommend this experience.

Mr Paulo is to be congratulated, excellent guide and good person

I did my review on Trip Advisor for Go2Lisbon who did our tour.

Great tour, friendly and and knowledge guide, small group.