Jerónimos Monastery, Lisbon

The Jerónimos Monastery is one of the most symbolic monuments in Lisbon, meet its history and visit it.

Jerónimos Monastery, Lisbon, Portugal
Jerónimos Monastery ©Turismo de Lisboa

The Jerónimos Monastery is an essential symbol of the manuelin architectonic style which represents the richness and importance of the Portuguese Discoveries. It’s located in Belém.

The construction of this monastery started in 1502, ordered by D. Manuel not long after Vasco da Gama returned from his trip to India. The financing for this construction was mostly done through commerce of spices.

Monasteiro dos Jerónimos
Monasteiro dos Jerónimos © pixelchecker

Its was named after the religious order that was established here until 1834, the Order of Saint Jerome.

In its interior, apart from the great architectonic beauty you might also observe the thomb of D. Manuel I, D. João III, D. Sebastião, D. Henrique, Vasco da Gama, Luís Vaz de Camões, Alexandre Herculano, Fernando Pessoa among others.

This monastery is considered UNESCO’s World Heritage.

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Praça do Império, Belém, Lisboa


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October to April: from 10am to 5.30 (last entrance at 5pm)
May to September: from 10am to 6.30pm (last entrance at 6pm)
Closed: Mondays and on 1st January, Easter Sunday, 1st May and 25th December.

How to get here:

Bus: 28, 714, 727, 729, 751.
Tram: 15.
Train: Belém (Línea Cascais).

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