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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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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

After waiting in line in the rain to visit the Belém Tower, I was not feeling up for getting drenched again waiting in line. When mass let out in the main church, my curiosity led me over to take a peek. Other people were going in and there was no line and it was inside, so why not? I'm glad... More

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SINGAPORE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We were there at 5+pm and there was no queue at all. There was only a handful of people inside so we managed to take our time to view & take photos of the monastery. The interior was unique & if you look closely you will see many different animals or faces carved into the pillars & columns. You can... More

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Sundays are the days with the free entrance for lucky tourists who managed to wake up early and enter before 2 pm. I was there twice (every time tried to come at 9.40-45 am to be the first in the line), both of the times I heard wonderful singing (every time the singing started at 11am and was unreal), I... More

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

When you will arrive close to Jeronimos, cross the street in direction of the park and stop at the small shop. First of all i will suggest to buy the LISBOA CARD 24h 18 euros or 48 hours for 31hours, why?? - free enter in a lot of touristic attraction such as BELEM, Jeronimos, Musuem,.... - free enter in BUS,... More

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Oxfordshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Our visit to the Monastery took place in the afternoon, where there were long queues of people were waiting to buy tickets at the main entrance. Don't wait, instead, go along to the National Archeology Musuem which is aso housed in the Monastery. We paid 6 Euros each for a ticket to both the Monastery and the Archeology Museum and... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Well worth the visit, but we queued for over an hour on a Tuesday morning. Two cashiers taking payments just wasn't enough.

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Caerphilly
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

After touring much of the city on an open topped bus we arrived at the monastery to see a huge queue. Luckily it didn't take too long to get tickets and enter into the dimly lit hall. It is wonderfully decorated and it's hard to comprehend the age of some of the artefacts especially the robes on the statues. A... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The architecture is really beautiful and it makes the wait in line feel not so bad. You just wonder how many hours it took to build such a beautiful building. The walk inside certainly feels serene, like a monastery should. Inside there is a history of the area that you could spend hours reading. It was really insightful and I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Really, like a fantasy. Unbelievably ornate and exuberant. Details upon details. No angels were singing in here. It's all about how fancy can we make this building.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It is within walking distance from the Monument of Discoveries. It is home to the tombs of the kings of Portugal, Vasco da Gama, Henry the Navigator and Luiz Van de Camoes, the most important writer of Portugal. We went as a tour group and as such did not have to queue for very very long. By the side of... More

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