Author: Julie Thompson | Last Updated: 19 Oct 2019
The Monastery of Jerónimos (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos) is located within the historical district of Belém, along with other notable tourist attractions like the Tower of Belém. What makes this monastery special is the historical significance it took on for the people of Lisbon, and Portugal as a nation. Constructed during the Golden Age of Portugal (the 16th century) in the Manueline style, the monastery came to fruition due to riches earnt through the trading that made Portugal wealthy during this period. Historical importance aside, the monastery is a stunning example of the portuguese architectural style of Manueline, and features a number of ornately decorated entranceways, grand corridors, and spectacular cloisters (courtyards). The monastery is surrounded by well-kept gardens that you can peruse at your leisure on a sunny afternoon, and much like the Tower of Belém has an impressive exterior which is well worth a photo or two.
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