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Monastery of Jeronimos

Praca do Imperio, 1400-206, Portugal
21-362-0034
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Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Architectural Buildings
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I stayed Lisbon for 3 days and the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos is on the top of my list (the other 2 of my top 3: food and the people of Lisbon). A very easy tram trip (#15) from Lisbon to Belem. The cloister is absolutely fantastic, get ready to take many pictures, but it will be hard to capture so... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing gothic masterpiece, don't miss it. If you arrive by car and can't find street parking try the underground parking of a contemporary art gallery/museum - a modern rectangular building across the street. Don't bother queueing for a free church visit (on the right) - go straight to the ticket office and to the cloister. You will... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

You dont need to see the whole monastery unless that is really your bag Just check out the Cathedral Church area on the right of the building which is stunning and includes the Tomb of VASCO DA GAMA! Afterwords pop in Pastes De Belem next door for the most famous pastries in Lisbon

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is one of the nicest monasteries in Europe. It is very crowded but totally worth the visit. If you have Lisboa Card, stay in line to get your discounted tickets for not only this site but for Belem Tower too. So when you go to Belem you won't need to stay in the long line since you already have... More

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Redruth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Impressive architecture, especially in the cloisters but in my opinion a bit of a rip-off at €10 per person. Not a great deal of information on display either, hold on - you can pay extra for an audio guide. Couldn't avoid the feeling that I (and every other foreign tourist) were simply being used as a cash cow.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Seriously, 10 euros for a freaking cloister and a couple of messed up exhibitions? Go to hell. If you pay half as senior or student, still a rip off but a lesser one. The explanations about rooms and architecture totally suck. For 10 bucks we should have a guide, a massage and a cappuccino included. Hey, what about that UGLY... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We paid €10 to go inside mainly to see the architecture and the old library. The architecture is amazing and for those who like architecture its one of the best places to visit. But the lady who sold us the tickets didnt tell us that most of it was closed including the old library. So I was really dissapointed. Also... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Not usually over impressed with religious buildings but this is a must see. The cloisters are amazing. An amazing feat given the period it was built in

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Campinas, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Very important place to visit in Lisbon. When there think that it was from there that Portuguese queen used to blessed the ships and navigators before going into sea and conquer the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A must see while in Lisbon to gain a little knowledge about the amazing history of Portugal. Beautiful Gothic architecture with Renaissance features makes this a beautiful backdrop for photos. Inside the monastery, there is a room with an educational piece of world history.

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