Mosteiro Dos Jerónimos
St. Jeronimos Monastery
The 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.
By Michela Baxter, AFAR Local Expert
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