Medieval Historical Center Admission in Sao Jorge Portugal

Medieval Historical Center Admission in Sao Jorge Portugal

Visit the Medieval Historical Center or Center of Interpretation for Battle of Aljubarotta, that offers an exciting experience for visitors of all ages! Only 1 km south of the Monastery of Batalha, it is an opportunity not to be missed!

The Battle of Aljubarotta was a major medieval battle in 1385, within the context of the One Hundred Years War, fought between two sovereigns, recently elected King of Portugal & the King of Castile.

The Center offers to its visitors a description of a medieval battle, using the most advance multimedia equipment available in Europe. This Center also provides a very instructive description of this historical period, not only in relation to Portugal, but also in relation to the main themes that characterized Europe, in the XIV and XV centuries. This is why the Center of Interpretation, together with the battlefield that surrounds it, is a point of interest for all with an interest in history.

Make your visit to CIBA an experience you would like to repeat. The Education Department has activities for all ages: visits to the battlefield, workshops, outdoor activities and much more! With so much to see and do, everyone will be entertained for hours, having fun and learning about Aljubarotta.

The Center can be seen in approximately 45 minutes.

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approx. 45 min.


10:00 am to 6:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday

Please Note: Time shown on the availability calendar is for booking purposes only. You are free to visit anytime during operating hours.

Rates Do Not Include Hotel Pick-ups. Rates are per person in US Dollars. Please order online or href=tel:1-800-719-8194>call to order or for more information.


The Center is composed of three sections. The first section is dedicated to the description of Europe, during the XIV and XV centuries, as well as the battlefield of Aljubarotta. The second section, describes the battle of Aljubarotta and its historical context. The third section presents the archeological findings in this field, to the analysis of the bones of several warriors that died in this Battle, and the medieval texts that describe the Battle of Aljubarotta.

This Center of Interpretation is equipped with simultaneous translations to English, German, French, Spanish and Italian. Apart from its exposition areas, this Center also has a shop dedicated to this historical period, as well as a cafeteria, able to serve different types of meals. On the outside, in the battlefield, it also possible to rent a guide from the Center, or an audio guide, in order to learn more about this Battle.

Tours & Activities

Guided Tours

  • Tuesday to Sunday
  • Bring the battlefield to life. You will be accompanied by guides that help explain what the Battle of Aljubarotta was and how it all happened.


  • Tuesday through Sunday
  • Did the copyist monks copy each other in exams? Why doesn't anyone complain about the chapels being left 'imperfect'? Join this creative workshop that gives substance to the lessons of Aljubarotta and allows you to take home an object which embodies your experience, a memento of what you have learned.


  • Weekends and bank holiday afternoons
  • When the Educational Service becomes a "laboratory of games", Aljubarotta is more fun. The Exploratorium is a house full of challenges, where families and the younger ones can discover the Middle Ages while having fun.

Medieval Machines Activity Park

  • Tuesday through Sunday
  • After watching the show in the comfort of the auditorium and visiting the exhibition, bring your children or students to the Medieval Activity Park to get them moving. You can play on a giant chessboard; build a wall or test your aim, shooting a crossbow. Access to the Park is open and permanent, and everything you will find here is associated with the medieval world. It is the ideal activity for anyone who wants to learn, while having fun.
  • Shooting a secured crossbow
  • Giant chessboard
  • Donkey game
  • Trebuchet
  • Treadwheel crane
  • The Stocks

The Center is in the village of São Jorge, Portugal:

  • 15 Km from Leiria
  • 17 Km from Fatima
  • 112 Km from Lisbon

The Center closed January 1, December 24 & 25.

Rates Do Not Include Hotel Pick-ups. Rates are per person in US Dollars Please order online or href=tel:1-800-719-8194>call to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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Event Date:

October 20, 2017

Desired Time:

10:00 AM