Mosteiro dos Jerônimos

Jeronimos monastery is one of the most beautiful buildings in Portugal and keeps attracting many visitors that travel to Lisbon. The place is really amazing and the visit is a great opportunity to learn more about the history of the country during his Golden Age of Discovery. The monastery was built in the beginning of the 16th century by King Manuel I as a form of thanksgiving to Virgin Mary the successful expedition to India. Vasco da Gama’s discovery of a new sea route to India inspired the wonderful Monastery of St. Jerome or Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and the construction of the building was funded with taxes levied on the spices that his ships brought back to Portugal. Nowadays, the Jeronimos monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it´s a symbol of Portuguese art at its finest due to its amazing architecture and interior decoration. It´s located at Praça do Império 1400-206 and it opens from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Tuesday to Sunday. The admission fee is € 7.

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