History and Culture
Jeronimos Monastery, a world heritage site, is popular for its architecture and is remarkably prominent even from far view. Highlight of this monastery is its architecture and the ornamentation.
When to visit:
january - december
Closed : Monday
10:00 - 17:00 : Sunday, Tuesday - Saturday
Jeronimos Monastery, also popular as Hieronymites Monastery, was declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. It was built uilt to commemorate Vasco Da Gama's voyage. Vasco da Gama's tomb was placed inside by the entrance.The building has Manueline style architecture characterized by elaborate sculptural details and maritime motifs.
Highlights of Jeronimos Monastery
The Church of Santa Maria houses the tombs of Vasco da Gama and Luís de Camões, a Portuguese poet and writer.
Cloister: Its decorative ornamentation and symbolism is worth appreciation