Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, Lisbon

4.5
Inspired by Vasco da Gama, Mosteiro dos Jeronimos serves as a great example of Late Gothic Manueline architecture. You can tour the church, where several important events have occurred since the Middle Ages. Limestone sculptures inside the church pay homage to historical naval expeditions. Its impressive, ornate architectural style is partly why this World Heritage Site has become famous. The monastery was founded in 1495, though its structure was not completed for more than a century, in 1601. Vasco da Gama is buried here, along with other notable explorers. You can also visit the site's Maritime Museum and National Archeology Museum, as well as the nearby Tower of Belém. Our Lisbon road trip planning tool makes visiting Lisbon and other {2} attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Beautiful gardens and setting for this impressive historical site. Get there early to avoid long lines.  more »
  • The monastery has survived 500 years. You need to see these views and the gardens. The church adjoining is also quite lovely.  more »
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  • We went on a Monday, when it is closed. So I cannot speak to the interior of the place. But from the outside, just enjoying the grounds and the architecture, the Monastery is gorgeous! It's worth just looking around the grounds, and I can only assume how wonderful it is inside!
  • Beautiful and unique architecture. The cloisters are quiet even today. Tip - This place gets very crowded. Go early as soon as it opens to avoid the crowds and to get fantastic pictures that have only you and the monastery.
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