Jeronimos Monastery

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  • Address: Praca do Imperio 1400-206 Lisboa, Portugal, Lisbon
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +351-213620004
  • Ticket Price: 7 EUR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Family And Kids, Architecture , Monastery

About Jeronimos Monastery, Lisbon

Jeronimos Monastery (official name- Mosteiro De Santa Maria De Belem) is a lovely monastery in Lisbon. The beauty and architecture of the building have made it a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was from this place that Vasco De Gama began his voyage to colonize India.  Completed in 1601, it took a century to build this stately, mind-numbingly beautiful church and monastery. Having a Portuguese Late Gothic Manueline architecture, the highlights of the monastery are:

  • Ornate Manueline south portal by Joao de Castilho.
  • The Axial portal is noted for its evident signs of transition from the Gothic style to Renaissance.
  • The transept's unsupported vault gives rise to the illusion that it is floating.
  • Six 25-metre-highoctagonal columns of intricate Renaissance decoration.
  • Altars from the 16th and the 17th centuries.
  • The classical Chancel by Jerónimo de Ruao, made for the royal family, with tombs of king Manuel I and his wife Maria of Aragon; and of King Joao III and his wife Queen Catherine of Austria.
  • Tombs of Vasco da Gama and Luis de Camoes.
  • The beautifully laid out two storey cloister of the monastery.
  • Tomb of the poet Fernando Pessoa, poet and playwright Almeida Garrett, historian Alexandre Herculano, and erstwhile presidents Teofilo Braga and Oscar Carmona.
  • This extremely stunning place should certainly be a treat for lovers of art and culture and is perhaps one of the most important places to visit in Lisbon.

Also located on the complex are the Museu Nacional de Arqueologia (National Archaeological Museum) and the Museu da Marinha (Maritime Museum). The Place is perhaps also one of the most important places to visit in Lisbon. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Lisbon Itinerary 7 Days.

Jeronimos Monastery Ticket Prices

  • Combined tickets to Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery costs 10 EUR.

How To reach Jeronimos Monastery by Public Transport

  • Praca do Imperio

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  • 95% of people who visit Lisbon include Jeronimos Monastery in their plan

  • 35.66% of people start their Jeronimos Monastery visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Jeronimos Monastery

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  • First advice. Don't line up. Buy the ticket from a museum nearby so you skip the 1 hour line. Inside is so big and so beautiful. So much interesting information to discover and to learn. This monastery is one of the best I saw in my life. Absolutely beautiful and well preserved.

  • Went here around 11-12 and the queue line was very long. Somebody advised us to go buy the tickets from the museum instead and indeed it was much faster. The monastery is a very beautiful place with intricate details. It's a pretty nice place to simply walk around and reflect. Although, it would be nicer to do this if there were less people.

  • Amazing place. Loved visiting every part of it. Close to few other major sightseeing attractions by the sea, it is a nice to finish with as when you are done you can have some sweets close to the tram in that famous place and then take the old tram which will take you directly to the old city. Lovely ride from the side of the monastery. The monasteries is rich in architecture and history. You might need at least an hour to go through it all. I advice you to buy the monuments pass this way you can pass the lines or buy your tickets online.

  • A very beautiful building. Absolutely astonishing from the outside. The whole stone carving and the level of detail, crossed with the age of when it was done it's mind blowing, but the admission, and the mess of the ticketing system and the constant abuse of gypsies and thieves swarming around the crowd made it a bit less appealing. It was a long queue, over 1h 30 min to wait just to get there and then to visit was under 10 minutes worth of things. The Lisbon card helped making the cost free. But still there was no way to skip the line and the cashier is only a 2 man office making it extra slow. Overall, if you have patience...the inside is breath taking. I loved looking at the details and the space. Looks like a level from Assasing Creed.

  • Top attraction in Lisbon. Always long ticket lines. Try to get your ticket online. I couldn't connect with the official website so missed the interior visit. The outside is beautiful and also the free access church right next to the ticket office. So don't be mislead by the long lines. Go to the entrance and you'll find, on the right, the free church access. Skip the sacristy. Charging € 1.50 to visit one room. Not worth it.

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