Jeronimos Monastery, Lisbon

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Inspired by Vasco da Gama, Jeronimos Monastery 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 Jeronimos Monastery and other Lisbon attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • A large courtyard with Cloisters closed that are not opened for visitation. The outer side and a lot more in the beautiful. Tip # THEY ACCEPT brazilian student card.
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  • One of the most beautiful Monastery I visit ! The only problem is if you have time do it, if not the wait will be too long.  more »
  • Nice davvero.una of musts. recommend buying the ticket online so as to skip the long tail that surely you would without. You can visit the cloister and the chiesa.si just missed the bus ...
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  • Usually I go every year. It's a really nice place to visit with your family, friends or girlfriend. I'm definitely going again this Christmas (holidays) . Keep in mind that it doesn't need to be summer! You can always visit this wonderful place!
  • This monastery is just fantastic, wonderful. You will not be able to decide which side to admire while inside of it. It is definitely marvelous and obviously a must-see place while you are visiting Lisbon. Just take a bus, a taxi or a bicycle from the “Praça do Comércio” and go there. Surely something you will like to visit.
  • The monastery itself is stunning. No doubt about it. The two stars are for that. The loss is on the part of the staff. Not sure if they misunderstood me but their English seemed fine. I asked for 12€ ticket to enter both the ancient artifacts museum and the cloister. Handed the lady the cash but she only took the 10€ bill. I said I wanted both but they wouldn't listen. Other staff member he said "no you said only for the cloister". Just walked away and shook my head. Put a dent in the experience for sure
  • 10 euro is definitely too much. The exposition is very poor, and not everything is translate in English. The place is pretty awesome but management very poor.
  • It is a nice and comfortable tourist spot, and it is also classified as one of the World Heritage Site. The carving of the building is delicate and the garden inside makes the environment peaceful. If you walk for a while and want to take a rest, the long benches made by stone which are located inside the building is a good choice.

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