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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This old building is really wonderful, the building with the garden and also the church... with it's huuge pillars it looks like Moria! :P See it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

Visited in September 2014, such a beautiful building, amazing architecture and all round wonderful place to browse for an afternoon.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

So rich in history and incredible architecture. Walking through the courtyard and rooms it is impossible not to be struck by the intricate stonework at every turn.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Take the metro to Rossio take the exit to Praça da Figueira and take public transport long tram number 15 in front of the hotel called The Beautique Hotels FIGUEIRA stay in the tram until you see the Jeronimos Monastery

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Showed up on a Monday. Monastery said it is open on Mondays on its doors. CLOSED! Lady nearby says, "Today, everything is closed." DON'T ADVERTISE THAT YOU ARE GOING TO BE OPEN, IF YOU ARE NOT. Waste of a day-trip to Belem. The door is nicely decorated.

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