Hotel Mestre Afonso Domingues****
Located in the historical centre of Batalha, the Hotel Mestre Afonso Domingues is an ideal starting point to explore the cultural heritage of Portugal.
The hotel has recently undergone extensive renovation and the mouth watering local cuisine prepared at our restaurant Vintage will also ensure you have an unforgettable stay.
The hotel offers 2 suites, 5 double king size bedded rooms; 14 standard twin bedded or double rooms and 1 double room equipped for disabled person, all individually decorated and furnished.
To ensure maximum comfort during your stay, all the rooms are equipped with flat screen TV, mini-bar, hair dryer, bathrobes, direct phone, air conditioning, facilities for coffee / tea, individual save (free) Internet (free). Some rooms also have a balcony.
A selection of tradicional Portuguese dishes inspires by the best European cuisine can be enjoyed in the comfort of our restaurant or street café with the monastery as the backdrop.
The Leiria - Fátima tourism region has numerous routes through the local mountains and along the coast to help you discover Portuguese heritage, history and religion - landmarks of our culture. Monasteries, castles, churches and the sanctuary of Fátima are all the points of interest which lie just a few kilometres from Batalha and from the Mestre Afonso Domingues hotel.
Just located opposite the hotel, the Mosteiro da Batalha (Monastery of Batalha) is one of the best and original examples of Late Gothic architecture in Portugal, intermingled with the Manueline style. The monastery was erected in commemoration of the 1385 Battle of Aljubarrota, and would serve as the burial church of the 15th-Century Aviz dynasty of Portuguese royals.
The Castelo de Porto de Mós is probably one of the most spectacular citadel in Portugal. The design of the castle is an irregular pentagon reinforced by a tower at each corner. Four of the five towers have been restored recently.
The Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima (Portuguese: Nossa Senhora do Rosário da Fátima) is one of most famous Marian shrines in the world. Some four million people visit Fatima each year, drawn by apparitions of the Virgin Mary reported by three local shepherd children in 1917.
Nazaré has become a popular tourist attraction, advertising itself, internationally, as a picturesque seaside village. Located on the Atlantic coast, it has long sandy beaches (considered by some to be among the best beaches in Portugal), with lots of tourists in the summer.
From the airport...
Batalha is located aprox. 120km far from Lisbon Airport and aprox. 200 kms from Oporto Airport.
Bus is not very ease to take to Batalha, since people who arrive in Lisbon or Oporto Airport have to take a regular bus to downtown area and from there take a bus to Leiria (a bigger city close to Batalha aprox. 13 km away) and then take a local bus from Leiria to Batalha.
To get to Batalha from the airports, either you take a rent-a-car (example: www.papacar.eu), either a taxi, either a private transfer.
Concerning rent-a-car, it is quite safe and easy to drive in Portugal.
Concerning private transfers, Hotel can give to client prices for private transfers which can go from € 150 to € 200 depending on the nr. of persons/type of car, etc. for a Lisbon transfer. And aprox. € 300 to € 400 for an Oporto transfer. Taxis will be cheaper than this.