Mosteiro Dos Jerónimos
Praça do Império 1400-206 Lisboa, 1400-206 Lisboa, Portugal
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St. Jeronimos MonasteryThe churches in Portugal are uniquely beautiful in a way that is is ornate but not flashy or gilded. The Manueline style of architecture used to build the St. Jeronimos Monastery was a transitional style that combined Renaissance and Gothic elements. The building is architecturally closer to Gothic style with Renaissance ornaments decorating portals, church columns and closters.
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almost 3 years ago
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.
over 4 years ago
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
See the tomb of Vasco da Gama and check out the beautiful, arched cloisters.