Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, Lisbon

4.5
Inspired by Vasco da Gama, Mosteiro dos Jeronimos 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 Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and other Lisbon attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • If you’ve travelled Europe and seen all the amazing churches and monasteries, for free, you’ll feel real bad paying 10 euros for this. Just take pictures from the outside, and visit the church for...  more »
  • The Mosteiro dos Jerónimos is one of Lisbon highlights. It was built in the XVI century and it is a fine example of Portuguese Late Gothic Manueline style. You can read about the history in...  more »
  • The museum was okay, the best part is the monastery. So beautiful and full of history and details. We were amazed by the monastery building and the church. Sunday until 2pm is free for residents.  more »
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  • Lovely site to see. With a history going back centuries, it is one of the oldest extant sites in Lisbon. The facilities consist of lovely architecture and beautiful artwork. The only surprising thing was that the site itself is rather small. From the outside it looks large, but most of the building is taken up by the museum next door. Still, worth the price of admission!
  • Beautiful! This was such a quiet tranquil place, when you enter the cloister it is as if you have left the city it's so tranquil and the carvings leave you in awe they are so magnificent. Then you enter the actual church and its breathtaking a real wow moment. I would highly recommend a visit to see the sheer beauty of this place
  • Amazing place to visit. Long queues but worth it. The architecture is really amazing. Have sometime planned to visit is comfortably its pretty huge. Nice park with fountains in front and close to other sites in Belem district.
  • My first monastery and this place did not disappoint! It is absolutely beautiful! Buy your ticket in advance as the lines are very long! If you’re into taking pictures like I am, it’s best to go either early morning or 1-2 hours before close. Otherwise there will be lots of people. But also reminder to put down the camera and appreciate the beautiful gothic architecture!
  • This is quite the building, I wish we had been able to see the library during our visit. The monastery is beautiful, if a little empty, with only a few main areas to visit. It's nice to see the cathedral from both above and from the ground floor. It's included as part of the Lisboa card, so if you pick one up don't miss this.

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