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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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Derby, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

We were staying in the Algarve over Christmas and took the opportunity to visit Lisbon on a one day coach outing. The Monastery of Jeronimos was the first port of call. What an absolute treat! The architecture is superb, built by Henry the Navigator in the 16th as a celebration of the Portuguese Sailors achievements, and is home to the... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

You don't really see much better than this when it come to grand designs!! Definitely well worth a visit, and pay the 7 euros to go inside too. You'll probably be frustrated that you can't fit it all into one decent photograph, it's so massive! If you are going to Belem from central Lisbon at the weekend and you didn't... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Stopped off from the bus tour to see the monastery. First went inside a museum located next to the monastery, ticket cost 5 euros and you can see many wonderful exhibits. The monastery is a unesco world heritage site with wonderful architecture, it was very popular and full of many tourists.

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful manueline architecture. The monastery was built by Henry the navigator and is well worth paying the entrance fee and is free on Sundays before 2pm. The arches around the cloisters and the splendid chapel with the stained glass windows. Vasco da gama is buried here and she would come and pray here before he set sail. Close by is... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Really great. The monastery is very powerful, as well as the cathedral. Highly recommended on any visit to Lisbon.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

It's an easy train ride to get here, and it is free on some Sundays (as it was when we visited), The que was quite long but there were young people out front singing with guitars and tambourines which was quite enjoyable. The monastery is lovely and contains the tombs of Vasco da Gama and Camoes. It's worth exploring, there's... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Mosteiro dos Jeronimos is the best place I've visited in Portugal and of my all-time favorites!! It was built in the 16th as a celebration of the Portuguese Sailors achievments and is a unique building which should be visited by everyone! Inside it there are many important Portuguese people tombs, with names such as Camões and Fernando Pessoa.

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Very impressive building. It is very easy to get there by the 15 tram or bus or the 728 bus. walking around on your own is quite sufficient. no need for the audio guide.

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

It's worth leaving the centre of Lisbon to visit Belem and in particular the Monestery. You can wander parts for free, but I'd recommend also paying the small amount for further exploring.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We had a wonderful experience visiting this Monastery. It was free to enter as we were there before 14:00 on a Sunday. We were even lucky enough to go in the Church and see mass. The architecture is classy and the history of the place is enchanting.

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