Jeronimos Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jeronimos)

Mosteiro dos Jeronimos



Location: Praca do Imperio, Lisbon  Map

Tel. 21- 362 00 34
Bus: 28, 727. 729, 751
Trolley: 15
Open: Oct- Apr 10am- 6pm Tue- Sun

May- Sept 10am- 6:30pm Tue- Sun
Closed: public holidays


Jeronimos Monastery on the outskirts of Lisbon Belen, Jeronimos (port. Mosteiro dos Jerónimos) - a grandiose monument of late Gothic Manueline style of Portuguese architecture. It is under the protection of UNESCO as a monument to the World Heritage of Humanity. The monastery buildings are located in the Lisbon suburb of Santa Maria de Belen (Bethlehem) near the tower and palace of the same name.

Founded by Heinrich the Navigator in 1450 (according to BDT - in 1501 by King Manuel I the Happy), the monastery is inextricably linked with the history of the great geographical discoveries. It was here that Vasco da Gama and his companions spent the night in prayer before sailing to India. The construction was carried out with the proceeds from the resale of Indian spices from 1502 to 1520 and from 1550 to 1580, and then was resumed in the 19th century.

In addition to kings Manuel I and Juan III, Vasco da Gama, Camoens and Fernando Pessoa rest in the monastery.

On December 13, 2007, the Lisbon Treaty was signed at the monastery during the summit of the leaders of the member countries of the European Union.

In the western wing of the monastery is the National Archaeological Museum and the Maritime Museum.