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Jerónimos Monastery
Lisbon Top 1 in Local History

4.6/5
274 Reviews
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural SiteChurch
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October to May : 10:00-17:30 ; May to September 10:00-18:30. Closed: Mondays and 1 January, Easter Sunday, 1 May, 13 June and 25 December.
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: Praça do Império 1400-206 Lisbon
Phone: +351-21-3620034

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"One of the seven wonders of Portugal, this life must go", the most prominent monument in Lisbon, Portugal, is not only magnificent, but also very ornate carvings and decorations, listed as the world's 10 most beautiful churches, one of the seven wonders of Portugal, Also a must see when visiting Lisbon, Portugal! The Jeronimos Monastery is located opposite the Navigation Monument and is a great building complex from a distance, first of all amazing at its size, the monastery is connected to the church on the right side, stretching over 300 meters from the legendary Tatsu! In 1983, the Jeronimos Monastery, along with the Belem Tower, was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walking into the monastery's gorgeous South Gate, the tour was set anti-clockwise, and saw numerous statues, wall decorations and minarets on the walls. The arches, triangles and arcs contain Manuel elements everywhere. There are scenes from the birth of Jesus, such as the statues of the saints as Manuel I, the Virgin Mary, the saint Jerome, and St John. The interior of the monastery also uses a lot of gold looted from Brazil, which is glittering and glittering. Many important people in history have also slept here, such as the greatest poetic soul of Portugal, Carmons, explorer Visco . Da . Gamma. There are many stories about the monastery, and of course, don't forget, the famous Portuguese egg tart was invented by the nuns of the monastery. The Jeronimos Abbey is a perfect combination of Gothic and Renaissance, considered by later generations as the treasure of Manuel-style architecture, the only thing in history that can not be copied; it is also given important religious and political meaning, this life must go! Tourist Tips:) The Jeronimos Monastery Address: Praçado Império1400-206Lisboa; Tickets: 10 euros for adults; 12 euros for a combined ticket (including the Belem Tower); Free opening on the first Sunday of each month; If there is a plan to visit the Belem Tower after visiting the monastery, you can buy a combined ticket, and the price is affordable, and you have saved the trouble of queuing at the Belem Tower; Opening hours: October - May 10:00-17:30, May - September 10:00-18:30; Stop visitors half an hour before closing; Closed time: Monday, January 1, May 1, Easter and Christmas. Traffic: 1. With group; 2. Self-driving; 3. Take the tram 15E or bus 201, 714 until the Belém-Jerónimos station. Travel route guide: The Jeronimos Monastery - Empire Square - Belem Eggs Shop - Discoverer Monument - Belem Tower (the above attractions are very close, walking distance). If you are too exposed, there are volunteers at the door to give visitors scarves, please remember to return when you go out; After visiting the monastery, don't miss the nearby Centennial Belem Eggs Shop.

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  • Jayalobin
    Jayalobin
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    Colorful

    Very beautiful and colorful specially when it’s sunny. The view is amazing for a footing with beautiful flowers around

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  • liminal-light
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    Oxford, Oxfordshire
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    Mind Blowing

    This has been the highlight of our Lisbon trip. It really is mind blowing! Construction began in 1501 and was completed in 1601. The stone 'lace work' is Incredible! A must visit if in Lisbon. Closed ...

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  • Jorge G
    Jorge G
    Porto, Portugal
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    A beautiful piece of history

    Very very beautiful. Very well preserved. the Cloister is simply superb! Unmissable visit for those who like these chunks of history. It is a pity to be able to visit a very small part of the monaster...

    Reviewed on /Date(1604287962000+0800)/
  • GeysirGal
    GeysirGal
    Surrey
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    Essential viewing

    I loved this place, which has a very Spanish feel, with its beautiful cloister and curved ornamtental pillars - the views and the architecture are just wonderful. A visit here is an absolute must.

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  • Nish_TropicalBee
    Nish_TropicalBee
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    Best architecture

    This is a monastery which was used by Saint Jerome.. All the architecture are breathtaking. Every small detail matters in this monastery building.. very talented skills and creative..

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Introduction

The Jeronimos Monastery is located in the prestigious Belem district. This magnificent white building is a prominent landmark of the port city. Together with the Church of the Order of the Knights of St. Mary, it is a masterpiece in the history of human medieval architecture. In 1983, together with the nearby Belém Tower, it was listed as a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. The famous navigator Da Gama also sleeps here.
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