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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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Address: Praca do Imperio- Belem, Lisbon 1400-206, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 362 0034
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: No expense was spared when they built this masterpiece of Manueline and...
No expense was spared when they built this masterpiece of Manueline and gothic architecture in 1502, which was inspired by Vasco da Gama who is buried here with other great navigators of the past.
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It was just okay. I generally don't enjoy self-guided tours and like more information. There was a room with a whole presentation in English and Portugese that traced the history... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
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Norcross, GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

It was just okay. I generally don't enjoy self-guided tours and like more information. There was a room with a whole presentation in English and Portugese that traced the history of the monastery as well as world history that was somewhat interesting but overall I was disappointed and would have preferred either a human guide or at least some a... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

You can't miss this beautiful monastery, as it's the central attraction in Belem. Its beauty from the outside is almost as good as the architectural details inside. The columns have intricate carvings that extend all the way up to the ceiling. Simply magnificent. If you go towards the water, there is a park that has fountains that come to life... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

It deserves a restoration but the place is huge and full of history. The chapel inside is also beautiful.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

One of the best monastery I've seen in my life. When you arrive there the size and the brightness of the building is very impressive. Very nice both the church and the courtyard.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Amazing decorative architecture in church and cloister. We didn't visit the museums. get the bus 728 or tram 15 from centre. NB Closed on Monday

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to learn more about Portuguese history. The building is very beautiful and is located in a really nice area.

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Chichester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

The cloisters and church are magnificent and very impressive. There are a couple of excellent exhibitions based on the history of Portugal and it's conquests in a worldwide context, and it's explorers. My disappointment, on completing the tour of the cloisters, was to find that there was nothing more, not even a cafe for a cup of coffee. However, our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Lisbon is a contrast to southern Spain, more diverse, though they share similar histories. In the west of Lisbon (Belem area) are many important sites (we don't take the paid tours): Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, an UNESCO World Heritage site, is a monastery reflecting Portugal's exploration of the world and housing the tomb of Vasco da Gama who made it to... More 

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Puyallup, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Full of history and important architecture. You need an expert of illuminate your visit, unless you are a historian/art historian or the like.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

When we visited the monastery we only stopped into the cathedral, which had no charge. We also had no interest in the paid tour. However, a visit to the cathedral is worth it to see the tombs of many famous Portuguese figures. This includes the tomb of Vasco da Gama. The Maritime Museum is also housed in part of the... More 

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