Jeronimos MonasteryCurrently Closed
- 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
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.
- Combined tickets to Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery costs 10 EUR.
- Praca do Imperio
- Pasteis de Belem
- Restaurante Picanha de Belem
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74.89% of people who visit Lisbon include Jeronimos Monastery in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
47.47% of people start their Jeronimos Monastery visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Jeronimos Monastery
93.7% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Jeronimos Monastery
It’s nice to come here. But, We bought tickets with Belem tower ones here as well. However we could not visit the tower after lunch because of bad weather. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get refund here, as the staff said it has been 3 hours after we bought ticket. So... if you have time, your shall not buy tower tickets here.
Beautiful monastery, impressive architecture! Unfortunately could have some more information. The line is super-long (we waited about 1h to get the ticket) and you end up not spending that much time or learning too much once inside.
A beautiful place to visit, stunning architecture and a really calming environment. Only a small amount of information/explanation inside. Tip: buy your ticket from the adjacent museum to avoid the 1hr long queue at the front gate (cannot buy online).
Just visit the church which is free and avoid paying 10 euros. In the church there also is a Sacresty with paid entrance even if you have already paid the ticket for the Monastery (1.5€). The Monastery doesn't include anything else interesting than the cloister, which is empty and with few informative panels. There should be an ancient library included with the visit but it was closed and nobody could tell us what happened to it. Very bad.
We waited one hour in the pouring rain to get in. Needless to say it was a big disappointment. There's hardly anything to see when you get in. Just some nice architecture. I would recommend just going to the church which is free.