Belem Tower and Jerónimos Monastery
Actually both are considered World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, Belém Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery are some of the most interesting portuguese landmarks. Just foun a shop that sells those monuments miniatures. Worth a look. http://www.portuguesegift.com/categories/Traditional-Gifts/Miniatures/ [more]
Lisbon - phenomenal World Heritage Jeronimos Monastery
The Jerónimos Monastery is certainly one of the most impressive monuments in Lisbon – a World Heritage must visit!!!
It is built in Manuelino style, a style named after the Portuguese King who ordered its construction by the end of the XV century. Manuelino has Gothic and Renaissance influences mixed into a unique new blend.
The Monastery took a century to be finished, consuming 5% of the yearly pepper income Portugal got from the overseas trade. At the time it was located just in the waterfront – and sailors would receive a final blessing there, before embarking in their trips.
It holds today not only the tombs of many Portuguese Kings and famous explorers, but also those of writers and poets like Fernando Pessoa. [more]
MOSTEIRO DOS JERONIMOS
The Jeronimos Convent is one of the most important monuments in Lisbon and it is included in the UNESCO patrimony. Although it took more than a while to build this convent, I think that it was worth the effort because it definitely is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. Don Manuel began the construction to celebrate the founding of a new commercial route to India, a route which helped Lisbon evolve to what it is today. As far as I’m concerned, if the convent was built to celebrate a historical moment of that importance, it’s certainly worth visiting. [more]
|1. Lisbon Navy Planetarium Calouste Gulbenkian||0.25 mi|
|2. Museu da Marinha||0.32 mi|
|3. Belém Cultural Center||0.36 mi|
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|1. AFRICAN TENTATIONS||7.22 mi|
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