Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

Price guide: Budget

Praça do Imperio, Belem, Lisbon

Price guide: Budget

Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
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expert-rated things to do in Lisbon
Expert overall rating:4.9 out of 5
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Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Culture vultures, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Design and architecture, History, Sightseeing

Best for Culture - Expert review of Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

A 15th-century celebration of Portugal's Age of Discovery.

A grand example of Manueline architecture, this imperious monastery was built to celebrate the discovery of India and houses the tomb of the great explorer, Vasco da Gama. More recently, the monastery was in the global eye in 2007 when Europe's leaders signed the controversial Lisbon Treaty in its cloistered courtyard. The majesty of the period construction is jaw-dropping and a must-see for any Lisbon sightseer.

Price advice: 

Entry to the monastery and cloisters is six euros, and free for children under 14. It's free to enter the church only.

Expert tips: 
Saturdays and school holidays can get very crowded.

More information on Mosteiro dos Jerónimos :

Price guide:
Historic site, Religious site
Praça do Imperio, Belem, Lisbon
21 362 0034
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Tue-Sun 10am–5pm. Closed Mondays.

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