Batalha Off The Beaten Path

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    Church "Exaltação da Santa Cruz"

    by solopes Updated Dec 27, 2013

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    Funny thing!

    In the 16th century, the people around one of the most beautiful temples in the world, demanded... a church. And a church was built with a complex name contrasting with its modesty.

    There it is, just across the street from the monastery, deserving a quick look to its Manueline door, and... back to the monastery, of course.

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    Ponte do Boitaca

    by solopes Updated Dec 27, 2013

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    Diogo Boytac was a French artist that worked in the construction of the monastery (and in Jeronimos too).

    This medieval bridge, recently restored, gets his name, supposedly because he has been its builder.

    Facing the monastery, it is, now, a well maintained construction, balancing the ambiance in the valley frontal to the monastery.

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    Doors

    by solopes Updated Dec 27, 2013

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    A lateral door is generally skipped by the visitors, that, after watching carefully the main door, and exiting to visit the unfinished chapel, consider that everything was seen. It's a bad idea. This lateral door is important to compare with the main one, since it exemplifies perfectly the differences between flamboyant Gothic in Portugal and central Europe.

    The lateral door was made by the Portuguese architect, Afonso Domingues, while the main door was Huguet's work.

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