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Address: Praca do Imperio, Lisbon 1400-206, Portugal
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Very fancy stone building around inner courtyard

There are two places to buy tickets: the long slow line for just the monastery, or the short quick line that adds the museum next door for just a little more money (we did the... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are two places to buy tickets: the long slow line for just the monastery, or the short quick line that adds the museum next door for just a little more money (we did the latter). We also got a senior discount. We were impressed with the stonework done in the various columns (all different) of the two story building... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It costs10 euro per person and the line was long, we arrived at around 10am in a weekday morning right before the Easter weekend and had to wait for an hour to get in. But it was well worth it, the architecture/craftsmanship was just amazing. A must visit in Lisbon.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

only saw the outside as it's closed on a monday, as are most museums and attractions in Europe. The outside is beautifully carved.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok, that's a bit harsh! But there was a long queue. Church was last of the sights and my advice is if there are two of you, take turns going in while the other waits in line to buy tickets for the monastery. That way you won't miss out as we did- doors closed promptly at 5:30pm. Other things will... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a nice one to visit, nothing very special but nice historic place to see. Wait isn't usually very long to enter. Few museum around to visit on a rainy day also. Close enough to go for a walk near the river.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

All of us, when planing the trip somewhere, looking on Internet, searching for photos and videos, information's and other... and we think we are prepared to that we should find there. This monastery, and whole Lisbon is one of them. But none of the photos, videos and descriptions on Internet cannot prepare you for all of this buty you can... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely place but there are some serious issues with the staff.. here's a tip, go early to the antiquities museum and buy tickets for Belem, the monastery, and the museum. It's quite paltry but there's a good torqc that's splendid in the treasury. Spend your day in the monastery and museum's, hit the tower about an hour before closing time.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Classic, beautiful, thoughtful, not too much and not too little architecture, that's my sum up of this magnificent place. But why I gave it 4 stars??? Their line ( to buy the ticket + get in and out of building) is very confusing. And with a great amount of people flow in and out of this place, why do they... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This monastery in Sintra is worth the visit. The church itself has carcophogi for one of the kings and his true love, Ines de Castro that I loved the most. Sculptures and images are amazing here!

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We got to the Monastery by mistake. The outside of the building was spectacular so that was enough to keep me happy. It really was worth the visit just to see the external features. However we were supposed to be getting to the Belen Tower. I had not read the reviews so planned the Castel St Jorge in the morning... More 

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Belém is the "capital of the Portuguese Discoveries" and a photographer's paradise. You can spend an entire day exploring this neighborhood: monuments (Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries), museums (Coach Museum, Centro Cultural de Belém) and breathtaking views of the Tagus river will make your visit worth your time. Belém also offers a variety of restaurants and cafes, namely the famous - and delicious - "Pastéis de Belém" (typical Portuguese custard tarts; make sure you buy an extra box of those!). Easily accessible from Lisbon's historic center, Belém is a must-do, especially if you're spending more than one day visiting the Portuguese capital.
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