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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

I'm really confused. The Jeronimos Monastery has a TA listing separate to that of the Discoveries Monument and the Belem Tower. However, all three are within a stone's throw of each other, and all three are in the Lisbon suburb of Belem. Took me a while to find this review site. ;-) Jeronimos Monastery - a stunning UNESCO World Heritage... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

If you enjoy beautiful architectural, then the monastery is a must see. Located close to the City center along the water's edge. The tombs located within the church are intricately carved. Since it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, I would suggest that you arrive early to get in.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

It looks very nice on the outside and you are better off seeing it early/late when most tourists are gone. I stayed at a hotel around the corner so it was easy to get pictures of the outside with nobody around. During the day, however, there are hordes of tourists everywhere and a massive line to get inside. You can... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Ok, 3 stars is probably exaggerated, but seeing the stellar review, I felt I had to lower the score. Yes, the building is an amazing piece of architecture, which stands out by his size and the refinement of its sculpting. Each pillar has different motives, each window its unique features... BUT The queue to get the ticket and then the... More

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Tehran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Jerónimos Monastery or Hieronymites Monastery, is located near the shore of the parish of Belém,the monastery is one of the most prominent examples of the Portuguese Late Gothic Manueline style of architecture in Lisbon. It was classified a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the nearby Tower of Belém, in 1983. Be at there as early as possible!

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Beautiful monastery, the details on the building are just amazing. I especially loved the cloisters.

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Tucson
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The church, or monestary, sits well off the beautiful waterfront but, once upon a time, it sat directly on the water's edge. Over time, silt filled up the area and now there is a big street, (Avenida da India) and little park strips and harbor openings where the edge of the water was. Most impressive as a resting place for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

It is absolutly a must - so I won't waist words . In order to avoid/shorten the standing in lines both here and in the Torre de Belem - try to do what we did : Be at the Torre de Belem as early as possible . Then walk quickly to the line infront of Jeronimos Monastery . Once you... More

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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This monastery was build the return of Vasco da Gama - who has been buried in the church - and represents the golden age of Portugal

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Make sure you're at the front of any queue by getting there 10-20 mins before it opens. So much better getting photo opps without the world & his wife elbow nudging you. Fantastic stonemasons work everywhere, especially in the cloisters. Make sure you enter the upper choir area in order to overlook the interior of the church.

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