Place of Worship
The Mosteiro dos Jeronimos is the magnificent monastery, which was funded by the 16th century spice trade. Originally, the plans for the monastery were modest, but with an almost unlimited budget and 50 years of construction, the final result is the most extravagant religious building in Portugal…
Among the most celebrated historic monuments in Portugal, the Jerónimos monastery is also one of the jewels in Lisbon's sightseeing crown. Commissioned by King Manuel I in 1501 and timed to coincide with the return of Vasco da Gama (1460-1524) after his momentous voyage to India, the church and…
The monumental Jeronimos Monastery is definitely one of Lisbon's top attractions. It was the most visited monument in Portugal in 2015 and it still is top of the list. It was built to celebrate Portuguese sailors' arrival in India in the 16th century and it sits right in front of the Tagus.
Next to the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, Cultural Center of Belem, Planetarium has a wonderful garden
High point of Manueline architecture, this monastery is the most remarkable Portuguese monastic ensemble of its time and one of the main parlor churches in Europe. The Jeronimos Monastery is a Portuguese monastery of the Order of St. Jerome built in the 16th century. It is located in the parish of…
Around the square is the Jerónimos Monastery, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also you can find the Belém Cultural Center and Monument of the Discoveries. In the center of the square is a 3.300 m² garden with large fountain in the middle.
It is a historical place by the river and where you can find the PASTÉIS DE BELÉM.
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“This place, is one of the biggest reasons some people come to Portugal. Just to try and taste the custard tart ”
“Check their calendar, beside the art expos, regularly they have music shows and concerts. It is also a nice place to visit due to its architecture and gardens, includes a restaurant, a bistro and cafe to relax and enjoy the view & sun. ”
“It has a unique collection of coaches, with fine 18th century specimens exuberantly decorated with paintings and gilded carving.”
“The monolithic Padrão dos Descobrimentos, looking like a caravel ship frozen in midswell, was inaugurated in 1960 on the 500th anniversary of Henry the Navigator’s death. The 56m-high limestone giant is chock-full of Portuguese bigwigs. At the prow is Henry, while behind him are explorers Vasco da Gama, Diogo Cão, Fernão de Magalhães (Ferdinand Magellan) and 29 other greats. Do take the lift (or puff up 267 steps) to the windswept miradouro for 360-degree views over the river. The mosaic in front of the monument charts the routes of Portuguese mariners.”