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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  • We didnt venture inside while in Belem but we enjoyed strolling around the garden and fountain to the front while taking in the spectacular architecture and scale of this building. Its simply...  more »
  • We came here on a day trip to Belem. It was nice to spend an hour here, but not much more. We were a little disappointed on the gardens, as so many people said they were amazing. They were a little...  more »
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  • We went on a Monday, when it is closed. So I cannot speak to the interior of the place. But from the outside, just enjoying the grounds and the architecture, the Monastery is gorgeous! It's worth just looking around the grounds, and I can only assume how wonderful it is inside!
  • Beautiful and unique architecture. The cloisters are quiet even today. Tip - This place gets very crowded. Go early as soon as it opens to avoid the crowds and to get fantastic pictures that have only you and the monastery.
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