Jerónimos Monastery (Lisbon, Portugal) Reviews
Description:Ancient monastery located in Lisbon, Portugal.
Newest Review: ... this monastery was built as a tribute to successful Portugese explorers and their voyages around the world. These people also funded the building, and the monastery is one of the most beautiful tributes to their bravery and vision. King Manuel invited the Order of St. Jerome (Hieronymites Monks) to occupy it. The powerful Hieronymites were known for their contemplative spirituality and ... more
Customer Jerónimos Monastery (Lisbon, Portugal) Reviews (1)
by - written on 26/05/11 (Very useful, 63 readings)
The Jeronimos Monastery is a little way outside the vibrant city centre of Lisbon; located in by the clear waters of the Tagus River in the Belem district. Belem is an area of Lisbon which embodies the seafaring history of Portugal. It was from Belem that the great Portuguese explorers such as Prince Henry the Navigator and Vasco de Gama set off on their voyages of discovery. Although the area is a little way out of the ancient city centre, it is a place full of history and life. As you enter Belem, the ornate stonework of the monastery is extremely eye-catching and is a building that most of the visitors flock towards instinctively, crossing the grass area ... Read the complete review