Praça do Império,
Belém
Lisboa

The Hieronymites Monastery, (Jerónimos) is a must-see for any tourist in Lisbon. This monastery was used as a place of prayer by Vasco da Gama and his men before they set out on their expedition to India. It was built in 1502 using money collected from charging taxes on Eastern spices. The building was completed in the 16th century. Today, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is an excellent example of Manueline architecture.

One of the most impressive features of the church is the South Portal. The interior of the building is austere with a nave, chapels, sacristy and the cloister. In 1850, another part was added to the building which is home to the National Archaeological Museum. The Monastery also has a Maritime Museum.

Libon Travel Guide | Monuments in Lisbon

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