Photos of the Week: Jeronimos Monastery, Belem image

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The 16th century Jeronimos Monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Belem, Lisbon. The flamboyant Manueline style is distinctively Portuguese with stunning cloisters of elaborately carved arches and columns surrounding the courtyard. There were too many wonderful details to choose just one photo this week so we’ve included some bonuses.

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The columns are intricately sculpted with nautical motifs as the monastery was built during the Age of Discovery to celebrate Vasco da Gama’s successful voyage to India.

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The Jeronimos Monastery was one of our highlights of Lisbon and is definitely worth a visit. On Sundays it’s free (but busy) from 10am to 2pm and costs €7 at other times.

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  1. It looks like some has spent a life to design this. This kind of art can be found in India mostly. But Portugal shows here really a different and alluring monastery.

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  2. That is really pretty. We rode by on the bus heading out to the Tower of Belem, but didn’t have time to go inside. There were tons of people outside. That is neat that they built such a thing to celebrate Vasco de Gama. We learned a bit about the Manueline stuff on our post trip and I am really digging it.

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