In 1385, the Aljubarrota battle would end the ongoing war for Portugal's crown in favour of portuguese born Mestre de Avis, soon to be D. João I. In appreciation to the Virgin Mary having answered his prayers, the winner had a monastery erected near the location of the the battle. The settlement that was created to support the building of the monastery developed into the current town of Batalha.
- Karting 
The farmers market takes place every Monday morning, 7h to 13h, near the swimming pool.
- Rooms at Gladius cafe, Praça Mousinho de Albuquerque, 7, . Awesome find on a cold November night. Very cozy and pretty rooms. 30euro in a town where it seems only 3-4 star hotels at euro 45+