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No expense was spared when they built this masterpiece of Manueline and Gothic architecture in 1502, which was inspired by Vasco da Gama who is buried here with other great navigators of the past.
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Praca do Imperio | Wrocław, Lisbon 1400-206, Portugal
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 28 April 2011

You may see a long queue for ticket at this venue. Here is a tip we learned from watching what other tourists did when we were in Belem. 1. Go to the Tor de Belem as the first thing in Belem. Buy a double ticke...More

47  Thank CPHworldtravellers
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 27 January 2018

I finally visited this monastery on my 4th trip to Lisbon, having been discouraged by very long queues on other occasions. The cloisters are very impressive and when we went there was an exhibition about the Portuguese statesman Alexandre Herculano on the ground floor. On...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

Although we had to queue for entry it was certainly worth the wait, it is beautiful and we really enjoyed the timeline exhibition,very well put together.

Thank Norfolklb
Reviewed today via mobile

Lovely historical place you feel that you are back 1500 "s we had lovely time very close to the center we recommend the place

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Having read reviews about potential lines, we started at the couch museum(worth a stop) before heading over. I waited in line while my wife toured the church. She was able to finish and then I was able to tour the church, all before even being...More

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Reviewed yesterday

It was pretty, but way too crowded. We stood in line for over 20 minutes to get in on a Sunday morning.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed the monastery especially with a short concert by a classical group but it seemed there was only the cloisters open at this time. Thanks to a recent TripAdvisor review we spent an extra two euros per person to enter the archaeological museum which...More

Thank S E
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Jeronimos Monastery is important for 2 major reasons. For one it is a classic example of Manueline architecture popular in Portugal 500 years ago and 2) it is an homage to the Age of Discovery as it was built soon after Vasco de Gama's...More

Thank jamusaba
Reviewed 2 days ago

We skipped the massive line to the monastery part and just walked right into the cathedral part - beautiful!! The view down the nave, beautiful ceiling and tomb of Vasca de Gama were highlights!! Do not miss the cathedral - and don't let the huge...More

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well, if you are short on time I would advise going to the Chapel and skipping the Monestary because of the huge lines. The church includes tombs of the King and Queen who had it built and Vasco de Gama. This part of the monestary...More

Thank txtfa001
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We experienced the exterior of the Monastery, however, visited the inside of the overly ornate Gothic style, Church of Santa Maria. A must see if you are in Belem.

2  Thank TravelingNAL
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visit this 500 year old structure and walk among the outstanding stone work. Also view the tomb of Vasco da Gama.

Thank Philip S
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Belém is the "capital of the Portuguese Discoveries"
and a photographer's paradise. You can spend an entire
day exploring this neighborhood: monuments (Jerónimos
Monastery, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries),
museums (Coach Museum, Centro Cultural de Belém) and
breathtaking views of the Tagus river will make your
visit worth your time. Belém also offers a variety of
restaurants and cafes, namely the famous - and
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Paul D
29 August 2018|
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Response from A G | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can walk round alone, I don't think you need a guide here, waste of money. Good advice in other answers, don't go when busy, book online if possible to avoid ques etc.. We got pestered outside by gypsy's trying to... More
Paul D
29 August 2018|
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Response from Nil N | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It's really designed for self-guided walks. In order to get into the monastery you need tickets, but not for the church. If there is a line for the ticket, go next door to the National Archeology Museum and by the... More
Ola F
23 August 2018|
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Response from 105henrikk | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend that due to the climbing to get the great views of the city
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