Friday, 18 August 2023


This cover from Portugal depicts 1 single stamp (from a set of 2 issued in 2021), celebrating the 100th anniversary of the "Liga dos Combatentes" (League of Fighters), created after the First World War to provide social support to those who fought in France, as well as their families and orphans. In this stamp we can see a picture of the Batalha Monastery, inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983. The Dominican Monastery of Batalha was built in the early 15th century to commemorate the Portuguese victory over the Castilians at the Battle of Aljubarrota in 1385. The monastery is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, with later additions in the Manueline style. For more than two centuries, it served as an important workshop for the Portuguese monarchy, as a site where the characteristic features of national art were determined.