The Mosteiro dos Jerónimos is an important cloister in Belém and as a UNESCO world heritage site one of the must-see places in Lisboa, Portugal. That is why often long queues exist in front of the building, but it is worth waiting. The cloister was built from the year 1501 on and was home to the Hieronymites. It was the first and the last seamen saw when leaving or arriving at Lisboa.
Inside the cloister you can find the graves of kings and important men like Vasco da Gama but the most wonderful parts are the fantastic patio of the cloister and the church attached to it. They are created in the special Portuguese style Manueline – a kind of late Gothic art with Renaissance-style elements. The monks of the cloister also invited the fantastic Pastéis de Nata, available at the shop Pasteis de Belém close-by or nearly everywhere else in Lisboa.
Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
Praça do Império