The Mosteiro dos Jerónimos is a must see for visitors to Lisbon.
The monastery was started by the order of Manuel I (1515-1521) and was meant to commemorate Vasco da Gama’s voyage to India and his successful return. Vasco da Gama, along with other great figures in Portuguese history, are entombed at the monastery.
The monastery is located in the Belém district, and is considered to be one of the most important sites in the city. In 1983 it was designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, along with the nearby Belém Tower.
The monastery is easily reached via the tram number 15E. For more information on Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, click here.
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