Grottoes of Moeda, Portugal

Discover the beauty of the Grottoes of Moeda in Batalha, Portugal.

Grottoes of Moeda, Batalha, Portugal
Grottoes of Moeda
© Câmara Municipal da Batalha

The Grutas da Moeda (Grottoes of Moeda) are located in São Mamede, in Batalha, just 3 minutes far from Fátima.

These grottoes were discovered in 1971. Inside them, you will find a place of great natural beauty with galleries crowded with numerous limestone formations.

Its scientific and touristic interest galleries can nowadays be visited. Each one of the rooms and galleries has been dubbed like Lago da Felicidade Lake, Sala do Presépio Hall, Pasto, Vermelha Vault, Maritime, Flawed Chapel, Pasto, Cascata, Abódada Vermelha and Fountain of Lágrimas. The open-to-the-public area of the grotto comprises 350 metres, being 45 metres deep.

The legend goes that long time ago, a rich man who was walking in the forest with a bag full of gold was assaulted by some thieves. When he tried to run away, he fell down a deep ravine with the coveted coins. After that, the place was named the Algar das Moedas Cave.

Grutas da Moeda
Grutas da Moeda
© Câmara Municipal da Batalha

As suas galerias têm atraído um grande interesse científico e turístico e, hoje em dia já podemos visitar grande parte delas. Cada uma das salas e galerias foi batizado com um nome diferente, como o Lago da Felicidade, Sala do Presépio, Pasto, Cúpula Vermelha, Marítima, Capela Imperfeita, Cascata, Abóbada Vermelha e Fonte das Lágrimas. Desta caverna, cerca de 350 metros são passíveis de serem visitados, com uma profundidade de 45 metros abaixo do nível de entrada.

Diz uma lenda que, há muito tempo, andava um homem rico pela floresta com um saco de moedas quando foi atacado por ladrões, mas ao tentar fugir caiu de um penhasco juntamente com as moedas cobiçados pelos assaltantes, dando nome àquele lugar, agora conhecido como Algar da Moeda.

More information:

Location:

Largo das Grutas da Moeda, São Mamede, Fátima, Portugal.

Ticket price:

Until 6 years old: Free admission.
From 6 to 12 years old: 3,00 €.
From 12 years old: 6,00 €.
Youth Card Holders: 4,50 €.

Opening hours:

From October to March from 9:00 to 17:00.
From April to June from 9:00 to 17:00.
From July to September from 9:00 to 19:00.

Telephone:

(+351) 244 703 838.

Email:

marisa.santos@grutasmoeda.com

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