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Santa Maria de Belem Church

Praca do Imperio, Lisbon 1300, Portugal
+351 21 362 0004
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Praca do Imperio, Lisbon 1300, Portugal
+351 21 362 0004
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Reviewed 4 days ago

No appointment necessary to walk into this lovely church. Examples of Manueline throughout thankfully spared by the 1755 earthquake.

Thank SeatOfMyPntsTravelr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attached to the Jeronimos Monastery, this church is well worth a visit, whether from ground level via the main doors, or viewing from the balcony at the rear - accessed via the Monastery cloisters. As decoration goes, this is far more ornate and better gilded...More

Thank OnTheCoastAl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entering this church, you will note that the architectural design is appealing. There is something very stately and regal about it's appearance. It's quite beautiful to see. It was quite busy on the day we arrived and I believe that to be the case every...More

Thank Crystalline4u
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Santa Maria de Belem is famous not only for its ethereal beauty, but also as a place of worship for Portuguese explorers, sailors and fishermen who came here to pray and ask for protection before embarking on their long journeys. Vasco de Gama and his...More

1  Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Jeronimos is one of the best examples of the Manuelino style, a portuguese, very interesting and original architectural style from the era of the portuguese discoveries. The claustros are charming and the church is an essential visit.

Thank Helena A
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Belém in Portuguese refers to Bethlehem. This magnificent church architecture is in Late Gothic Manueline style, best expressed in the Western Portal also transitions from Gothic/Manueline to the ornate Renaissance architecture, in the early 1500s. Many of Lisbon’s most significant historical edifices are in the...More

1  Thank DeanMurphy2020
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Top Tip when visiting. When approaching the Santa Maria de Belem Church the long queues of people give you the impression that you have to queue to gain entry. That is not the case as the queues of people are for entry to the adjoining...More

2  Thank BikerSteve1
Reviewed 2 August 2017

I've visited Santa Maria De Belem twice now. The first time it was quite busy and I didn't feel I could fully appreciate this beautiful church with the distractions of chatter and large groups of tourists swarming. The second time I visited we arrived during...More

Thank Trelen
Reviewed 1 August 2017

When visiting the monastery in Belem the church is connected and a must see! Start by touring the monastery cloister and then end your visit with a trip inside this beautiful church. Make sure you go upstairs to the balcony which can be accessed from...More

Thank mfair5
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This church is one of the most spectacular I ever visited. Not by it's dimensions, but by it's building style. It's so exciting and different than other churches in Europe.

Thank Christophe W
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
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