Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, Lisbon: Hours, Address, Mosteiro dos Jeronimos Reviews: 4.5/5

Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
4.5
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Neighborhood: Belém
Belém is the "capital of the Portuguese Discoveries" and a photographer's paradise. You can spend an entire day exploring this neighborhood: monuments (Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries), museums (Coach Museum, Centro Cultural de Belém) and breathtaking views of the Tagus river will make your visit worth your time. Belém also offers a variety of restaurants and cafes, namely the famous - and delicious - "Pastéis de Belém" (typical Portuguese custard tarts; make sure you buy an extra box of those!). Easily accessible from Lisbon's historic center, Belém is a must-do, especially if you're spending more than one day visiting the Portuguese capital.
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1,115 contributions
Apr 2022 • Solo
Stunning beyond words. Go at 10:00 as it is so busy later. They open at 10:00. I got there just before 10:00 and the line was long but not too bad and it moved quick. I was in within twenty minutes. When I came out after I had finished, lord have mercy! There was almost triple the number of people and so many tour groups. Chaos. Please buy your ticket online as you will otherwise need to get this separately on the day and wait in two long lines! Fast track does not mean you go in quicker. Just be careful as there are some dodgy websites. The ticket price at time of writing April 2022, for a basic adult ticket is €10.00. The architecture and detail is just breathtaking. You can also appreciate it better by going early when it is less crowded. My main negative is that there is limited information and I was kicking myself that I forgot my guide book! You will end up doing what me and most people were doing and that was looking, admiring and taking photographs but missing the important detail. After you have finished, go to Pastéis de Belém which is a two minute walk away and then the Belém Tower which is less than twenty minutes by foot. The Belém Tower is less busier and does not need as much time.
Written April 15, 2022
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LydiaOko
12 contributions
Apr 2022
It was so so beautiful and I don't regret going but the ticket signage isn't very clear (go to the Museum BEFORE you join the queue). I ended up queuing twice haha so didn't do everything I wanted to do on the day but it was very nice inside. It's 10 euros per adult, 12 euros if you add the museum
Written April 5, 2022
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom6,324 contributions
Mar 2020
This was the highlight of our trip to Belem. Entry to the church is free but you will pay €10 for the cloisters. Unless you're on a very tight budget, don't skip the cloisters. It is just so beautiful and the gloomy, dark church does not prepare you at all for the magnificence of the cloisters and monastery grounds.
Commissioned by King Manuel I in 1501, the monastery is lavishly decorated with ornate stonework that incorporates all sorts of maritime motifs and animal figures with regal and Christian symbols. This is where the great Portugese seafarers, explorers and navigators like Vasco de Gama came for confession and spiritual guidance immediately before launching off on long and treacherous voyages to chart new lands.
TICKETS & LINES:
* Avoid Mondays – it's not open
* The combo Monastery/Belem Tower ticket no longer exists. Our guide book still showed it as available even though we had the latest edition.
* In hindsight, I wish we had bought the Lisboa 1 day Card for our trip to Belem. At €20, it would have given us free entry to the tower, monastery and coach museum and also free travel, saving us at least €10pp.
* There are 2 lines, the longer line on the right is for free entry to the church and the left hand line is for the cloisters. Frustratingly, the cloisters ticket, doesn't give you any advantage in getting into the church. You have to exit the monastery grounds and line up again. The church line gets very long. If you're there early, I'd recommend visiting the church first when the line is likely to be shortest.
* the ticket office is not immediately obvious. We joined the monastery queue, thinking this was for tickets and wasted some time before we realised our mistake. The ticket office is over to the left of the queue, by the museum entry.
Written February 13, 2021
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Lydia V
Wolverhampton, UK379 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
Its a beautiful piece of portuguese history and architecture. Its stunning detail is breathtaking. However, its €10 each to go inside and explore and very sparse, masks are required throughout even when outside, no sitting allowed. Overall I was dissappointed in the lack of information and barely anything to look at.
Would recommend to visit Lisbon as its full of historical buildings, but would not recommend to attend this.
Written September 23, 2021
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ginsengNewYork
new york1,168 contributions
Apr 2022
Highly touristic : make sure you get your ticket online, or you'll have to queue up for a long time at the other end of the building in full sun (they have 3 machines for ticketing but usually 2 are out of work so an employee has to help visitors figure out how to use the last one which takes an inordinate amount of time).
This monastery is one of the best examples of Portuguese Late Gothic Manueline architecture, and was paid for with « spice money » (tax on spice commerce in the 16th century). Surprisingly, it withstood the catastrophic 18th century earthquake with little damage. The church and cloisters are lavishly decorated.
Written April 12, 2022
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maserk
Colorado Springs, CO1,392 contributions
Sep 2021
The architecture and beautiful details in nearly every part of the monastery are exquisite. We paid extra to visit the archaeological museum portion on the left side, but honestly, I could have skipped that part and not felt like I had missed too much. I was stunned by the beauty in the building itself. It is fairly massive and quite impressive. The chapel portion can be visited for free. So that is worth a visit even if you decide not to pay the 10 euro entrance fee.

Important: There is a large, very busy street between the Padrao dos Descobrimentos and the Monastery, and we were worried that we would have to walk way down to a bridge we had seen in order to cross. But there is a tunnel under the street. So look for that to avoid a lot of extra walking!
Written September 25, 2021
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babykong
London, UK419 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
The receptionist at my hotel said that this was the only tourist attraction in Lisbon that he would pay to get in to - and I totally agree! Such a beautiful building with lots of intricate details.

You can buy your tickets in advance online, or buy at the venue.

Be warned though, as there’s two queues for tickets (one for the monastery and one for the museum). Then there’s another queue further along for entrance into the monastery.

I saw a lot of people waiting in line at the entrance, only to be turned away at the door, as they’d mistakenly assumed they were in line for ticket purchases.

Once you exit the monastery, you can then visit the exquisite church adjacent to the monastery.

Definitely worth visiting both of these beautiful attractions.
Written May 22, 2022
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JohnP72
London, UK474 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
Easily reached by catching the 15E tram from Rossio square which takes about 20 mins. You can use the Viva Viagem card used for the metro.
I bought the combined ticket including the museum for €12 but I wouldn’t bother with the museum as it’s mostly in Portuguese and has very little English signage. However even at €10 for the monastery I thought it was expensive. Yes the central building is beautiful and has detailed unique engravings but there isn’t much else to see and can be done in 30 mins. The adjacent church is free to enter without a ticket and the outside facade of the building is also just as impressive. I guess it’s deemed one of the “musts” due to being a world heritage site. However, I’m glad I visited as you can also combine you visit with the Padrao dos Descobtimentos (monument to the discoveries) just across the road and also Belem tower which is a 15 min walk along the waterfront of the river Tagus. There are lots of other museums in the area too - museum of popular art, coach museum etc. So with all of these attractions they can easily fill a whole day.
You can also finish off with visiting the Pasteis de Belem famous for its custard tarts - “pasteis de nata” which is right next door, although this is very touristy.
So in summary it’s definitely worth visiting but more because there’s lots around although entrance is over priced.
Written September 3, 2021
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK5,251 contributions
Jul 2021
Taking 100 years to complete from 1501 it is large from the outside but it doesn’t seem so from the areas available for viewing internally. A small cloistered area, no cloister garden or features found in other monasteries, but it makes up for all that by being absolutely beautiful. Such ornate carvings everywhere, pillars, windows, ceilings, bright stonework, just stunning. Quite expensive at €10, but we could have a 50% discount for over 65’s, this also includes whatever exhibition is on at the time in the museum portion of the building. Part of the same impressive building is the church, Igreja De Santa Maria De Belem which is free to enter and just wonderful.
Written July 23, 2021
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Brock M
Denver, CO37 contributions
Apr 2022
Such a unique and beautiful building, and very important in Lisbon's history. For only €5 to enter, it is 100% worth a stop! Also, the attached church is free to enter. We went on a Sunday when it is extra busy (as it is free for Portuguese citizens then), and the long line moved quite quickly. Just make sure to buy a ticket on the website in advance to save time finding the ticket office and buying a ticket.
Written April 26, 2022
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