Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

Type: Attractions, Family Friendly, Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Romantic, Sightseeing

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Deserving of its UNESCO World Heritage status, this beautiful and exuberant monastery dates from the early 16th-century and stands as a tribute to the golden Age of Discovery, that period in time when...  Read More


  • Romantic Things to Do: "Look out for Vasco da Gama's tomb positioned inside monastery on the left-hand side of the entrance."
  • Best Attractions & Activities: "Don't miss the "A Place in Time" permanent exhibition staged in the old library that chronicles the monastery's 500-year history."
  • Sightseeing: "If you visit Sunday morning, entrance is free. Alternatively, arrive late afternoon long after the tour buses have departed."
  • Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: One of Portugal's most revered historical landmarks, the monastery features some of the finest Manueline architecture in the country.
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: One of Portugal's greatest historic monuments, Jerónimos is also among the most celebrated of European monasteries and deserving of its World Heritage status.
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: The more controlled organisation of this official tour allows passengers to thoroughly absorb the sightseeing experience in total comfort.

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