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Jeronimos Monastery, Lisbon

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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Inspired by Vasco da Gama, Jeronimos Monastery serves as a great example of Late Gothic Manueline architecture. You can tour the church, where several important events have occurred since the Middle Ages. Limestone sculptures inside the church pay homage to historical naval expeditions. Its impressive, ornate architectural style is partly why this World Heritage Site has become famous. The monastery was founded in 1495, though its structure was not completed for more than a century, in 1601. Vasco da Gama is buried here, along with other notable explorers. You can also visit the site's Maritime Museum and National Archeology Museum, as well as the nearby Tower of Belém. Use our Lisbon trip generator to arrange your visit to Jeronimos Monastery and other attractions in Lisbon.
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  • The inscription to the world heritage of UNESCO is more than justified. Architecture and stone decorations are unique.
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  • 10 euros entrance, is excessive in view of the services offered. A single toilet for thousands of people scurrying in the cloister very little explanation on the place... then yes it is beautiful, but you come out with the impression of being a little have. It's disappointing in the end.
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  • Try to go early or late to avoid the crowds! There is a bargain ticket available after mid-afternoon which includes the Belem tower. If you're not planning to scrutinise every frieze and moulding, it'...  read more »
  • Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and decorated in the Portuguese Late Gothic Manueline style of architecture, this monastery deserves all the attention it receives. It really is a beautiful sight to behold. The easiest way to get to the monastery from Lisbon is to take either tram 15 or tram 127 from the historical centre of Lisbon (the tram runs just in front of the Augusta Street Arch). There is a €12 combination ticket that includes entrance to the Belem tower, or a €10 ticket to just enter the monastery. I would advise you to purchase your tickets online especially if you'd like to go up the tower. Entrance into the Cathedral is free. Do not plan to visit the Monastery on Mondays, as it is closed to the public. The Belem Tower and the Monument to Discoveries are also closed on Mondays. I did not visit the Maritime Museum which takes up one wing of the Monastery, but as I went on a Sunday entrance to the National Archaeology Museum (another wing of the Monastery) was free.
  • There are a lot of very fine details in both interior and exterior of the building. This complex located in a group of tourist points. You may want to purchase a ticket to visit five different place close by, instead of get in line at each places.
  • Absolutely worth the rather steep entrance fee (10 Euros). It's a beautiful building built in a unique style, and houses some interesting exhibits about the history of the monastery and Portugal.
  • One of my relatives use to live there, I am looking forward to visit soon. I heard its a beautiful and a breath taking place.
  • Worth a visit, breath taking beauty. One of the highlights of our trip.
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