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No expense was spared when they built this masterpiece of Manueline and Gothic architecture in 1502, which was inspired by Vasco da Gama who is buried here with other great navigators of the past.
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Praca do Imperio | Wrocław, Lisbon 1400-206, Portugal
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Reviewed today

Impressive building with stunning architecture. The lines are really long so book online. The chapel is free of charge, has no queues and is really beautiful

Thank nemanja1205
Reviewed yesterday

The monastery once inside doesn't have furnishings or anything and is set in a square around the cloister, it does have exhibition detailing it's history, and the building itself, if you are into architecture, which I Am it is extremely beautiful and ornate as is...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very large queues for museum section so only went in church which was freemstunning monuments and exquisite decoration

Thank CleethorpesGtfcfan
Reviewed yesterday

This is a must do on your visit to Lisbon, but don't hesitate to go next door to buy your tickets at the archeology museum (non existent queue.). Take the 12 euro combination ticket, which gets you entry into both the Monastery and the museum....More

Thank jforadvs
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited on a tour from our Douro River Cruise. Beautiful facility. The church is outstanding and elephants holding up the tombs. Very unique. Courtyard was unique and stone carvings of rope, artichokes, garlic bulbs etc. Tile work in the monk dining area. Vas our da...More

Thank Michael1947212
Reviewed 3 days ago

The most disappointing part of our trip: - be prepared to queue.The signage of where to queue etc is very poor and no one was around to advise visitors. If only they had people around to advise as everyone seemed confused.On arrival you will see...More

Thank paul19602013
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is an impressive inside church mostly because of the two special sarcophagus and stonework. You don’t see elephants in many other churches. Do a little quick research online Vasco da Gama. Please be aware this is a Major tourist attraction. Good luck if there’s...More

1  Thank PtownCraig
Reviewed 3 days ago

Before our trip here I was looking in vain for a way to buy tickets ahead of time and skip the line. Even if you have the Lisboa card you still have to wait - no skip the line privileges. The day we visited the...More

Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing infrastructure. Easy to arrive by public transportation, you'll have to wait a bit for the tram but it's worth it,

Thank KiraCaballero
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Built in the early 1500s, the Monastery’s architecture symbolizes the role the Monastery played during the Age of Exploration. It’s a place were sailors prayed before their journeys and thus the ornate details reflect their life at sea. This UNESCO Site is also the final...More

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Belém is the "capital of the Portuguese Discoveries"
and a photographer's paradise. You can spend an entire
day exploring this neighborhood: monuments (Jerónimos
Monastery, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries),
museums (Coach Museum, Centro Cultural de Belém) and
breathtaking views of the Tagus river will make your
visit worth your time. Belém also offers a variety of
restaurants and cafes, namely the famous - and
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Paul D
29 August 2018|
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Response from A G | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can walk round alone, I don't think you need a guide here, waste of money. Good advice in other answers, don't go when busy, book online if possible to avoid ques etc.. We got pestered outside by gypsy's trying to... More
Paul D
29 August 2018|
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Response from Nil N | Reviewed this property |
Yes. It's really designed for self-guided walks. In order to get into the monastery you need tickets, but not for the church. If there is a line for the ticket, go next door to the National Archeology Museum and by the... More
Ola F
23 August 2018|
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Response from Henrik K | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend that due to the climbing to get the great views of the city
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