Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, Lisbon

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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 Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and other Lisbon attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • When in Lisbon, this church is THE church to see and stand in awe. Very crowded but don't let that deter you. Come early to avoid the tour groups. This church is a must! 
    When in Lisbon, this church is THE church to see and stand in awe. Very crowded but don't let that deter you. Come early to avoid the tour groups. This church is a must!  more »
  • Beautiful architecture and buildings to look around but not with €10 each. Go into the church for free to get a feel it’s stunning. If you want to see more, then get entry to the rest. 
    Beautiful architecture and buildings to look around but not with €10 each. Go into the church for free to get a feel it’s stunning. If you want to see more, then get entry to the rest.  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful and it's a must see if you're in Lisbon or Portugal in general. Beware the lines are going to be super long. This is where the Lisboa pass really came in handy because if you didn't buy the tickets in advance you would have to probably wait at least an hour just to get to the ticketing office and then an hour just to get into the monastery. If you have Elizabeth pass you can go straight to the line that leads into the monastery. Inside is magnificent architecture and a beautiful courtyard. It's one of the highlights of our trip to Lisbon
  • We visited the Church only. The impressive photos from the other reviews are mostly from the church which is free to enter and the queue is way smaller. There are two queues, the one on the left is for the monastery cloisters and it costs 10€, the one on the right is free and is for the church which I think is more impressive that what I've seen from photos of the cloisters. We are skipping the monastery cloisters ourselves.

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