A masterpiece of 16th-century architecture in Portugal, the Monastery of Jerónimos is listed as a National Monument and inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List (1983). It is located in one of Lisbon’s most noble areas, a both historical and monumental setting overlooking the Tagus River. On the monastery’s imposing façade, extending for about three hundred metres, stands the Church’s richly decorated South Portal boasting images of Portugal’s Patron Saint, St. Michael the Archangel (on top) and Our Lady of Belém or Our Lady of Reis (at the centre).
Being symbolically linked to one of the most important moments of national recollection, the Monastery of Jerónimos (or the Royal Monastery of Saint Mary of Belém), was founded by King D. Manuel I in the beginning of the 16th century. Works began precisely at the turn of the century as the first stone was laid on the symbolic date of 6 January (Kings’ day) of 1501 or 1502. The monastery was donated to the Hieronymus monks, who stayed on till the second quarter of the 19th century. It is a true “chant” to the Manueline style, as can be seen by the profusion of religious, nautical and regal elements that have been perpetuated in stone. Apart from its Manueline church, the monastic complex still preserves most of the magnificent structures that contributed to its international recognition, including its 16th-century Cloister, the former monks’ Refectory and the former Library.
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- Governing body:
- Isabel Cruz de Almeida
- Praça do Império 1400-206 Lisboa
- Lat: 38.697890839496225 Long: -9.206703901290894
- +351 213 620 034
Trains: Estação de Belém
Urban Bus: 727, 28, 729, 714 e 751
Boat: Estação fluvial de Belém
Parking facilities: Parking facilities: a park for cars and buses is available opposite the monument.
Accessibility: There is accessibility for persons with reduced mobility in the Church and Lower Cloister. A tactile route map is available for blind people.
October to March - From 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (last entry at 5 p.m.)
April to September - From 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (last entry at 6 p.m.)
It closes on Mondays and on 1 January, Easter Sunday, 1 May, 13 June, 24 and 25 December.
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ConcertsThe Brazilian Tropical Violins
PublicationsA Custódia de Belém Inglês
PublicationsA Custódia de Belém
PublicationsMonastère des Hiéronymites - Guide Officiel
PublicationsMonastério de los Jeronimos - Guia Oficial
PublicationsThe Monastery of Jerónimos - Official Guide
Chávenas de caféCoffee cup and saucer " Um Arquitecto / Um Monumento" - Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
PlacasFaience plate for hot meals - Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
PlacasRetangular faiance plate "Vista dos Jerónimos" - Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
AnéisSquare silver ring - Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
Botões de punhoSilver cuff-links Silver
AlfinetesSilver and enamel cross brooch - Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
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