Monastery of Jerónimos
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. It is located in one of Lisbon’s most noble areas, a both historical and monumental setting overlooking the river Tagus. It stands next to the also iconic Tower of Belém and Belém Cultural Centre.
Being symbolically linked to one of the most important moments of national recollection, the monastery, founded by King D. Manuel I, still preserves most of the magnificent structures that contributed to its international recognition, including its 16th-century Cloister, the friars’ former Refectory and the Library.
October to April
From 10 am to 5:30 pm (last entry at 5 pm)
May to September
From 10 am to 6:30 pm (last entry at 6 pm)
It closes on Mondays and on 1 January, Easter Sunday, 1 May and 25 December
Conferences, music or poetry recitals, book launching, solemn acts, cultural activities, and exhibitions are the type of events held.
Days and timings of events will be planned on a case- by-case basis.
A synthesis of the Final Gothic and Renaissance, this is Portugal’s most impressive cloister. It has been used for major State ceremonies, such as the signing of the Treaty of Accession to the European Community, as well as for different cultural events.
It has direct access from/to the outside, which facilitates visits for individuals with reduced mobility; restricted support for catering services; it may be used for dinners, buffets, cocktails, film shooting and cultural events such as concerts and theatre shows; its use is subject to weather conditions.
Standing capacity: 2000 people (cocktails) Seating capacity: 1000 people
Large vaulted area lined with late 18th-century azulejos. Its location, next to the cloister, enables both spaces to be used jointly.
There is access for individuals with reduced mobility; restricted support for catering services; it may be used for dinners, buffets, cocktails, film shooting and cultural events such as concerts and theatre shows, presentations and conferences;
Standing capacity: 500 Seating capacity: 250 in separate tables or 400 in auditorium style.
Director: Dra. Dalila Rodrigues
Address: Praça do Império, Belém 140-206 Lisboa
Telephone: + 351 213 620 034
How to get here
Buses: 27, 28, 29, 43, 49, 51 e 112
Train: Belém station
Boat: Belém river station
Advance reservations may be made for visiting the Monument after normal working hours, under special conditions.
For visits to the church, please contact the religious services.
Shop – Link loja online
Open during the Monument’s visiting hours
Stock for sale: postcards, scientific and learning publications and reproductions of collections from DGPC’s monuments, museums and palaces.
Loja do Mundo Conventual: a shop specialised in quality regional products.
Free parking is available for cars and buses just across the road.
Visa, ATM and cheque
Guidebook (Portuguese and English)
Leaflets (Portuguese, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese).
Signposting (Portuguese and English)