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Reviewed 1 week ago

St. Jerome Monastery occupies the site of a 15th century church bearing the name Santa Maria de Belem. This is actually a duplicate attraction listing for what is actually Jeronimo's Monastery. There is an altar to St. Mary inside the Monastery but that is about...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can only sit there and keep the silence: in front of the work of people which have been built such a great Cathedral! Vasco da Gama resting place is also there.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful church , well worth looking around . Stain glass windows to admire. No haste, quiet reflection.

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the rising sun side of one the most beautiful monasteries I know: Jeronimus monastery. It was built in the XVI century in late gotic (manuelino) style. The Church has wonderful stained-glasses by Abel Manta and the tomb of the greatest portuguese poet Camões and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had just visited the monastery and decided to go into the church. It is an impressive structure. It is amazing to see the buildings that have been constructed. It contains the tomb of Vasco de Gama. I good place to visit.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A stunning church with an amazing architecture with very important people buried over there. I absolutely recommend it!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is rather difficult to get in. Mondays it is closed and when opened the queue is very large. What we did is to but the ticket at Torre de Belem (the price is better for both) and then you skip the line. You have...More

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Reviewed September 8, 2018

We had had enough of queuing on our day to Belem so decided to forgo the monastery queue and walked straight into the church which is free. Beautiful interior with the tomb of Vasco da Gama.

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Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Yes it’s beautiful and the architecture amazing. So how did they build these things. Luckily not many there when we were there. Worth a visit if you’re going past.

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Reviewed September 7, 2018

The line for the monastery was CRAZY long, so we opted to walk through the church instead, which was free and had no line. The interior is beautiful.. lots of intricate details. The church has lots of history related to Portuguese explorers -- Vasco da...More

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Belém is the "capital of the Portuguese Discoveries"
and a photographer's paradise. You can spend an entire
day exploring this neighborhood: monuments (Jerónimos
Monastery, Belém Tower, Monument to the Discoveries),
museums (Coach Museum, Centro Cultural de Belém) and
breathtaking views of the Tagus river will make your
visit worth your time. Belém also offers a variety of
restaurants and cafes, namely the famous - and
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Josephine C
May 11, 2018|
Response from Gelatears22 |
I had looked for it on web site of the church, I don’t speak portuguese, but I’ve understood that it is from 10-18:00 hours daily, except sundays, when the visit is only until 16:00 hours. This is in summer time.
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