Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, Lisbon

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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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  • For sure an impressive construction! Amazing craftsmanship with a magnificent church just beside. I do have to say though that it is quite empty so you really visit it in 20 min. 
    For sure an impressive construction! Amazing craftsmanship with a magnificent church just beside. I do have to say though that it is quite empty so you really visit it in 20 min.  more »
  • I didn't go inside the building. I just admired the outside of that fantastic construction. It is full of details and the building is huge. 
    I didn't go inside the building. I just admired the outside of that fantastic construction. It is full of details and the building is huge.  more »
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  • The exterior of the monetary is very beautiful. There was a long line when we arrived but the line moves fast. We had not bought the tickets already so I tried to get them online. A bit of hard work. The inside garden and fountain are were pacifying and relaxing, especially in the heat of the summer. Place for enjoying the quiet and making some beautiful photos.
  • The architecture of this place is truly stunning. The finest example of Manueline architecture anywhere. It's hard to notice, but every column on the lower level of the cloister actually has a unique pattern and design. And then every side of the cloister has a different arch design on the upper levels. Pretty crazy how much detail and ornamentation is packed into the arches and ceilings with just one texture and tone to work with. Definitely worth the €10.00 entry fee. Buy your ticket online and completely skip the ticket line, you can walk right in.

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