Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

Address: Praça do Imperio, Belem, Lisbon, Portugal
Telephone: 21 362 0034

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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.

Value for money

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.

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • First-time travellers
  • Mature travellers
  • Sightseeing
  • History
  • Design and architecture