Entry into Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Lisbon!

Our next stop is to one of the most visited sites i.e. after Tower of Belém, a landmark which is also called Hieronymites Monastery, The  Jerónimos Monastery . This religious building is said to have Portuguese late gothic style architectural design called the Manueline style and took 100 years to be completed.

A single nave held by six beautiful sculpted columns, the church of Santa Maria is unique and houses the tombs of Vasco da Gama and Luís de Camões, a Portuguese poet and writer. The chapel is the place where Vasco da Gama and the rest of the sailors prayed before sailing towards the African coast to India.

I loved the architecture design and the feel of the whole monastery which is huge by the way. Their pillars and the surrounding areas have themes which incorporate the maritime elements and objects discovered during the naval expeditions carved in Limestone.

The Monastery is closed on Mondays and free entry with the Lisboa Card. Some pics of the place.

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