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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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South Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

This place is amazingly beautiful. It is a Unesco site and in it's own way is as gorgeous as Notre Dame in Paris or St. Peter's in Rome. The style is different with huge carved stone columns in the cathedral and the cloisters were magnificient. If you only have one day in Lisbon this is where you should go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

There are two things to visit here, the church and the monastery, which is a Archaeological Museum. As I have been to some of the best museums in the world, I opted not to pay 10 euros to see stuff I had already seen and got in the long line to get into the church. I only discovered why there... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

One of the 4 things you really should visit when you are in Belèm! It is a beautiful church with a beautiful monastery. This in the portuguese "gothic" style. There are 2 queues; 1 for the church ( free ) & 1 for the monastery ( depending on the ticket max 10 euro - adult ). All very beautiful (... More

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Sao Paulo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Impressive building, free entrance, the resting place of Camoes (Portuguese writer) and Vasco de Gama (navigator, 1st to reach the Indies from Europe through Cape Horn) both from XVI Century. Accessible by tram 15E from Cais do Sodré metro station (green line). Buy a day ticket for 6 Euros before using the public transport system in Lisbon. The metro costs... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Just stunning. We did not do the additional cloisters visit but did pay for the treasury. Quite one of the most spectacular buildings of its type.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

There is very little information about the monastery but it is well worth visiting. The decorative stonework is outstanding and there is a good exhibition narrating 500 years of the history of the monastery and a time line to what was happening in Portugal and the rest of the world.

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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Walking the halls of Monastery of Jeronimos, I really had the sense I was visiting someplace very special and sacred. The architecture is so beautiful, especially when set against that vast blue Lisbon sky. There is so much to see in Lisbon, do add this to the top of your list.

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NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The Monastery is beautiful and I completely enjoyed walking around to admire the architecture and take photos for an hour. However, if you are on a time and/or monetary budget, the 45 minute wait in line and 10Euro Fee are both a bit high. Many guidebooks note that the monastery is free on Sunday before 2PM, but that is not... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Go to the Church first, it is for free, than move into the monastary proper. Both places are part of the same building. Both are beautiful with late gothic architecture, the monastary also provides a comprehensible history where the old library used to be.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It was a pleasant visit and the architecture is outstanding.Though we didnt like the area belem the monastery is just outstanding

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