Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, Lisbon: Hours, Address, Mosteiro dos Jeronimos Reviews: 4.5/5

Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
4.5
from £5.61
Historic Sites • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
No expense was spared when they built this masterpiece of Manueline and Gothic architecture in 1502, which was inspired by Vasco da Gama who is buried here with other great navigators of the past.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Belém
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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Deamonpt
Palmela, Portugal93 contributions
One of the best areas in Lisbon
Apr 2021 • Family
Amazing zone where you can see beautifully handcrafted buildings with nautical themes. Very safe area for kids with loads of police around. Highly recommended
Written 18 April 2021
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fernandez
Beijing, China42 contributions
Beautiful place, if you come in the morning there is barely any wait time
Feb 2021
Amazing monastery, huge building with kinda Gothic architecture. The ticket is 10 euros and from city center to there tram/bus 15E that costs 1.5 euros one-way. Inside is quite big but no so much to see, is more about the history and architecture I believe.
Written 18 April 2021
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belgianguy1
Bruges, Belgium10,928 contributions
Huge complex
Feb 2021 • Solo
Wow this building is massive, when I stood in front of it I was in total awe! Unfortunately only the exterior can be viewed now, as it's currently closed for tourists as part of the ongoing covid-19 restrictions, also the church which is normally free to visit, is now locked :-(
There's a beautiful park in front, with a big fountain that's illuminated at night, check it out!
Written 24 February 2021
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Prior
4 contributions
No ancient library
Jan 2021
There used to be an ancient library here. That used to be a drawing card. Now, the drawing is not there as it is just your average church, not a tourist attraction.
Written 13 February 2021
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom3,946 contributions
Highlight of our Belem Day Trip
Mar 2020
This was the highlight of our trip to Belem. Entry to the church is free but you will pay €10 for the cloisters. Unless you're on a very tight budget, don't skip the cloisters. It is just so beautiful and the gloomy, dark church does not prepare you at all for the magnificence of the cloisters and monastery grounds.
Commissioned by King Manuel I in 1501, the monastery is lavishly decorated with ornate stonework that incorporates all sorts of maritime motifs and animal figures with regal and Christian symbols. This is where the great Portugese seafarers, explorers and navigators like Vasco de Gama came for confession and spiritual guidance immediately before launching off on long and treacherous voyages to chart new lands.
TICKETS & LINES:
* Avoid Mondays – it's not open
* The combo Monastery/Belem Tower ticket no longer exists. Our guide book still showed it as available even though we had the latest edition.
* In hindsight, I wish we had bought the Lisboa 1 day Card for our trip to Belem. At €20, it would have given us free entry to the tower, monastery and coach museum and also free travel, saving us at least €10pp.
* There are 2 lines, the longer line on the right is for free entry to the church and the left hand line is for the cloisters. Frustratingly, the cloisters ticket, doesn't give you any advantage in getting into the church. You have to exit the monastery grounds and line up again. The church line gets very long. If you're there early, I'd recommend visiting the church first when the line is likely to be shortest.
* the ticket office is not immediately obvious. We joined the monastery queue, thinking this was for tickets and wasted some time before we realised our mistake. The ticket office is over to the left of the queue, by the museum entry.
Written 13 February 2021
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Jaya
6 contributions
Colorful
Nov 2020 • Couples
Very beautiful and colorful specially when it’s sunny.
The view is amazing for a footing with beautiful flowers around
Written 20 December 2020
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Jacqui R
Oxford, UK75 contributions
Mind Blowing
Nov 2020
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 on Sundays!
Written 26 November 2020
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Jorge G
Porto, Portugal150 contributions
A beautiful piece of history
Oct 2020
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 monastery.
Beautiful church with an absolutely immersive atmosphere.
Written 2 November 2020
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June A
Surrey, UK2,120 contributions
Essential viewing
Nov 2019
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.
Written 21 October 2020
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Nishi
Colombo, Sri Lanka58 contributions
Best architecture
Feb 2020
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..
Written 14 October 2020
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