Batalha (Portuguese pronunciation: [bɐˈtaʎɐ] (listen)) is a town and a municipality in Leiria District, Pinhal Litoral Subregion, Centro Region, Portugal. The town's name means "battle". The municipality population in 2011 was 15,805, in an area of 103.42 square kilometres (39.93 sq mi). The town proper has about 7,500 inhabitants. The municipality is limited to the North and West by the municipality of Leiria, to the East by Ourém, to the Southeast by Alcanena and to the Southwest by Porto de Mós.
The town was founded by King D. João I of Portugal, jointly with the Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitória na Batalha, to pay homage to the Portuguese victory at the Battle of Aljubarrota (August 14, 1385) that put an end to the 1383–1385 Crisis.
The Portuguese professor and sociologist Moisés Espírito Santo was born there.
Estátua Equestre de São Nuno de Santa Maria (1966 - 1968)
Igreja Matriz de Exaltação de Santa Cruz (1514 - 1532)
Capela da Santa Casa da Misericórdia (18th century)
Ponte da Boutaca (1862)
Pelourinho (Restored in 2000)
Edifício Mouzinho de Albuquerque - Galeria de Exposições
Capela de Nossa Senhora do Caminho
Boca da Mina das Barrojeiras
Igreja Paroquial Nossa Senhora dos Remédios
Ermida de Nossa Senhora do Fetal
Moinhos de Vento
Grutas da Moeda
Maciço Calcário Estremenho
Pia da Ovelha
Escarpa de falha do Reguengo do Fetal
Administratively, the municipality is divided into 4 civil parishes (freguesias):
Reguengo do Fetal
Batalha is twinned with:
Trujillo, Spain (since 1992)
Joinville-le-Pont, France (since 2008)