Monastery of Jerónimos
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Monastery of Jerónimos
The Monastery of Jerónimos (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos) is an impressive example of Manueline architecture, a Portuguese style that flourished during the Age of Discovery. A maritime motif plays out in the intricate stone carvings of ropes and knots around every window and door frame. The monastery’s stonework, impressive 100-meter-long (329-foot-long) cloister and sheer scale indicate the immense wealth of 16th-century Portugal; construction was funded by a 5 percent tax on goods imported from the kingdom’s colonies in Africa and Asia.
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