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  • Address: Praca do Imperio
  • Hours: Open Tues - Sun 10am - 6pm. Closed Mondays, May 1 and Dec 25
  • Admission: € 7

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Monastery of St Jerome (Mosteiro dos Jeronimos)

Vasco da Gama's discovery of a sea route to India inspired the glorious Monastery of St. Jerome or Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, a UNESCO World Heritage site with an architectural exuberance that trumpets 'navigational triumph.' Work began around 1501, following a Gothic design by architect Diogo de Boitaca, considered a Manueline originator. After his death in 1517, building resumed with a Renaissance flavor under Spaniard João de Castilho and, later, with classical overtones under Diogo de Torralva and Jérome de Rouen (Jerónimo de Ruão). The monastery was completed in 1541, a riverside masterpiece - the waters have since receded. 

The monastery was populated with monks of the Order of St. Jerome, whose spiritual job for about four centuries was to give comfort and guidance to sailors - and to pray for the king's soul. When the order was dissolved in 1833 the monastery was used as a school and orphanage until about 1940. The simple tomb of renowned poet and writer Fernando Pessoa is here.

Practical Info

Take tram 15 towards Alges, and get off at the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos stop.

Tours & Tickets

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Lisbon in One Day Small-Group Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 49 Reviews

If you want to get to know Lisbon as a local, this small-group full-day tour is for you! From Parque das Nações (Nations Park) in the modern ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.39

4-Night Portugal Tour from Madrid Including Lisbon and Fátima

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 4 Reviews

Discover the delights of Lisbon and the surrounding area on a comprehensive 4-night Portugal tour from Madrid! The experience includes 4- or 4-star superior ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $485.25

Lisbon City Card

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Explore Lisbon with ease and sightsee at leisure with the Lisbon City Card, offering discounts across the city with your choice of a 24-, 48- or 72-hour pass. ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Varies

From USD $20.99

Lisbon Combo: Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with Four Routes including Tram

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Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Ticket valid for 48 hours from the time of first use

From USD $29.61

Belém Walking Tour in Lisbon Including Skip-the-Line to Monastery of St Jerome and Belém Tower

Immerse yourself in Lisbon’s rich history and culture on this 1.5-hour walking tour of the Belém district. Check off showstopper sights like the ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $43.11

Private Tour: Lisbon Helicopter Flight

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Take to the skies to see Lisbon from a whole new perspective on this private helicopter tour. Choose to leave in the morning or afternoon and pick from three ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 15, 20 or 30 minutes

From USD $114.86

Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 48-hour Ticket

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Get a comprehensive look at Lisbon’s top attractions with a 48-hour ticket for the hop-on hop-off tour! See Portugal's capital from three different routes: the ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $25.52

Lisbon GPS-Guided GoCar Tour

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Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Flexible

From USD $26.32

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