Monastery of St Jerome
- Type: Churches/Religious Sites, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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The Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, also known as the Monastery of St. Jerome or the Jerónimos Monastery, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Lisbon's Belém district. Exemplifying Portugal's Manueline style — a highly ornate and innovative style of architecture that was named for the king at the time (Manuel I) — the monastery was built for the Heironymite monks.
Recent travelers were impressed by the beauty of the Jerónimos Monastery, but a few recommend only seeing the free part of the monastery (and not paying extra for the cloisters). A few also suggest you stop by the nearby Pasteis de Belém for some must-try Portuguese tarts. Closed on Mondays, the monastery is free to tour on Sundays; you can also choose to buy a combined ticket at the monastery that includes the Belém Tower and the Palacio de Ajuda.
Nearby Things To Do
Belem<0.5 miles away
Torre de Belem and Monument to the Discoveries0.6 miles away
Santa Justa Elevator (Elevador de Santa Justa)3.7 miles away