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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  • We went by bus which was very easy. We had to go in one entrance to buy the tickets and another to go in - there were no lines despite there being loads of people about. The stonework inside is... 
    We went by bus which was very easy. We had to go in one entrance to buy the tickets and another to go in - there were no lines despite there being loads of people about. The stonework inside is...  more »
  • Vasco de Gama proved that the world was not flat when he rounded Cape Horn of Africa to open up trade routes in India and China. A great history of the Portuguese sea power that resulted. There's a....  more
    Vasco de Gama proved that the world was not flat when he rounded Cape Horn of Africa to open up trade routes in India and China. A great history of the Portuguese sea power that resulted. There's a....  more »
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  • I have seen Jerónimos so many times but it somehow manages to take my breath away every time. It is such a mesmerizing place with all the amazing architecture details and the green interior garden. The majestic church and the colorful stained glass through which passes the sunlight it's simply perfect. Probably the most beautiful piece of architecture I saw in Portugal.
  • Absolutely beautiful and it's a must see if you're in Lisbon or Portugal in general. Beware the lines are going to be super long. This is where the Lisboa pass really came in handy because if you didn't buy the tickets in advance you would have to probably wait at least an hour just to get to the ticketing office and then an hour just to get into the monastery. If you have Elizabeth pass you can go straight to the line that leads into the monastery. Inside is magnificent architecture and a beautiful courtyard. It's one of the highlights of our trip to Lisbon

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