The magnificent Jeronimos Monastery, a jewel of the Portuguese late Gothic architecture, is the place to see in Lisbon.
The magnificent Mosteiro dos Jerónimos was built in 1502 by King Manuel to commemorate Vasco da Gama’s voyage during the Age of Discovery –without a doubt, Portugal’s golden age. The monastery is also the resting place of important Portuguese cultural and historical figures such as Fernando Pessoa, King Manuel and Vasco da Gama himself.
The Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Monument, is the best example of what later came to be known as Manuelin: a heavily-ornamented architectural style developed in Portugal during the late Gothic.
The monastery’s magnificent cloisters and carved columns, decorated with marine motifs that conjure up Portugal’s past naval power.
Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
Praça do Império 1400-206 Lisbon
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