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“Go when it opens or buy tickets online to avoid long queus”

Jeronimos Monastery
Ranked #3 of 492 things to do in Lisbon
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Did not buy ticket in advance so joined the queue at 10.30, queued for well over an hour but eventually had to leave because we had other commitments. Not sure but people seemed to jump the queue by purchasing combined tickets for the adjacent museum and monastery.

Thank Pat C
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Beautiful monastery with lovely gardens surrounding it. I would recommend taking a walk through on a hot summers day and then treating yourself to a Nata!

Thank KPK1012
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

A bit of a que to get in, so possibly go early, but once inside plenty to look at, lots of history and ornate architecture to look at. One room had an interesting long display in various languages showing the history of Portugal in comparison to what was happening in the rest of the world at the same time, that was interesting. Definitely worth getting out to the Belém area to walk round this Monastery, and there are a couple of nice parks to walk through nearby, two other interesting historical buildings close by on the river, and the famous Pasteis de Belém cafe is a 2 minute walk away. The only negative at the monastery was the long que and the aggressive gypsy's selling tat outside, don't engage them in conversation, a firm no seemed to work, I'm surprised they are allowed to pester the visitors in the que, some were even sat by the door begging. But once you get in its worth it. Easy and cheap access to central Lisbon by train, tram or bus.

Thank A G
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

This place is INCREDIBLE. The people who reviewed and said it wasn't worth it probably had to wait in line for 2-hours. If you can skip the line I think it's totally worth it. The inside is gorgeous and the church is literally breathtaking.

Arrive before 10am and walk to the Archeological museum next door. There you can buy tickets for both the Museum & Monastary - or just the Monastary (you are not required to buy both). Then walk back over to the "CENTER" queue and you'll walk right in. That's it.

We were in the grounds by about 10:10 and spend 45 minutes walking around, and were well on our way to the other sights to see in Belem before most people even moved in line. By about 11am the crowds were HUGE. Go early - and follow my tips to save yourself hours!

3  Thank Michelle M
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

I don’t mind queuing when there is some semblance of order but it was a shame to see a few people blatantly cheating. The owners need to put more people on duty outside and more than the 2 women serving tickets inside!!
The attached church is beautiful and don’t forget to view Vasco de Gama ‘s tomb on your exit. Tradition says he slept with some of his men in that church before sailing to India. A voyage fraught with dangers. The inner cloisters are amazing with some interesting exhibitions in the rooms alongside if time allows.
Buy a combined ticket with the Belem tower and you will not need to queue there. Concessions for over 65 but must show some ID.

Thank Gloucs
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