This Travel Bite comes from “Portugal’s Heartland,” a brand new episode of Rick Steves’ Europe Season 10. Check your local public television station for this new episode or watch it on https://www.ricksteves.com/watch-read-listen/video/tv-show/portugal
The historic Monastery of Santa Maria in Batalha, Portugal, was built to celebrate a pivotal battle in 1385, when Portugal beat the mightier Spaniards. This monastery and its church, the symbol of Portugal’s national pride, were built by Portugal’s King John I.
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