Jeronimos Monastery, Lisbon

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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. Our Lisbon road trip planning tool makes visiting Jeronimos Monastery and other Lisbon attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • In the monastery is the tomb of Vasco da Gama, the measure gives the impression, as most of the churches of this era
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  • Beautiful from outside and inside. Well decorated. Take the time to visit. Cut the line with the Lisboa Card or buy your ticket at the museum. It wort it  more »
  • to go I go and resume it would by train from cais do Sodré, 3 stations and with more space than the tram 15 and buses that always van crowded, many queues always... If you have Lisbon card you see live at the entrance of the Museum of Archeology next to the entrance to the jer onimos and out there the ticktes card.. .podras go direct without queuing for tickets at the entrance of the monastery.. .the queue can take more than one hour so this is a very important recommendation. already inside all to see... beautiful. eye to the side you have famous pasteis de belem, also always shop with tail but this goes fast and is worth eating these treats that if to catch new tail table, so that when you have the pasteis date a turn walking inside shop and see the workshop that worthwhile but don't make new tail porquer between all takes you more than one morning and these half on tails...
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  • Absolutely stunning. The monastery is one of the most beautiful buildings in the area. It resembles Portugals culture and atmosphere. You can carry out a lot of knowledge and some nice photos from there. I recommend visiting in the mornings because the ticket line gets huge later. You can visit the church for free and without waiting tho which is also very beautiful.
  • Worth visiting but make sure you get there before 3pm as they stop selling combo tickets for the monastery and the belem tower at that point. Beautiful monastery which will take you about 45min to complete incl pictures. Beautiful details in the architecture everywhere and it is best not to be in a rush. The ceilings are exquisite and many rooms have a different ceiling design. The pillars have beautiful as well! Nearly each pillar has a different design! A must see.
  • Simply beautiful! The expanse of the Monastery and its Gothic architecture that dates back more than 500 years ago is breathtaking. As a UNESCO world heritage site it is a must visit for us but the long queue was a complete turn off. We decided to but the combined tickets at Belém Tower as it had a shorter queue.
  • Beautiful historical place of Lisboa! A must stop if you visiting. However, make sure you don't waste you time standing in the line to the right, but rather go to the left (entrance to the museum of Archeology) and buy tickets there, it will save you tons of time. The monastery is a masterpiece and church is beautiful! We enjoyed every minute and loved the display of 500 years of history in Portugal, Monastery and world.
  • Breaktaking monastery and church constructed in the early 1500s as a tribute to Portuguese explorers by King Manuel I, the Fortunate. It is a must-see if traveling to Portugal. Don't wait in the long line, but instead go to the museum and purchase a combo-ticket for €12. Then go past the line (between the church and monastery) and show your ticket to the security guard for entrance. For just €6 more you can get a ticket to the Tower of Belém as well. The museum is worth a walk-through, and will take approximately 30-60 minutes depending on how much you like to read about what you're viewing. In the monastery on the second floor is an exhibit of the history of time, along that of the monastery and Portugal.
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