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Address: Praca do Imperio, Lisbon 1400-206, Portugal
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Jeronimos Monastery

Located in Belem, this is like the Notre Dame and St. Denis of Portugal. The architecture is great. The church is wonderful. It can be crowded so get there early. (Opens at 10... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located in Belem, this is like the Notre Dame and St. Denis of Portugal. The architecture is great. The church is wonderful. It can be crowded so get there early. (Opens at 10 a.m.)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The restauration here to preserve the history and antiquity is great. We were there fairly early on a Sunday, so queue not too bad. Church worth a visit too (free)

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is more of a rant against the rather disappointing attitudes we faced at some of the main tourist spots in Lisbon. Not all but quite a few showed an impatient tousism weariness. And we would be the first to acknowledge how dispiriting long queues might be day after day but on some level anyone working in a front-line position... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We originally weren't going to go into the cloisters but figured we might as well since we where there. This is absolutely the highlight of the building, it is beautiful architecture and has a sense of tranquility about it. This was one of our favorite things that we saw in Lisbon. The church itself is beautiful and free to go... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the highlights of Belem - and free on the Lisbon card - well worth the queueing to get in across the different floors. Currently there is a stunning display of events over the centuries - worldwide, within Portugal, and at the monastery

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such a great place to visit, go early it can get busy.. love the architecture. Took tram from Lisbon made a day in Belem.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We popped down on Sunday morning and I think all of the tourists had the same idea! It was raining and there was a long queue so we did the church which is very impressive - would make an excellent set for a film but skipped the rest as the wait time was long - apparently this is the norm... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the most emblematic places of Lisbon, It is one building that represents superation. Pat of the monastery was rebuilt along the time, because of war (more details, visit it!). Classic religious building, if you like to see this kind of arquiteture, you will be happy to see old fashioned monuments, church windows and games of natural lights (some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

12 dollars entrance fee including the entrance to Torres de Belem. It definitely worth the price. The church is free to visit but you still need the ticket if you want to visit the monastery.

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This was a total waste of money and time. There was really nothing to see. There were a few plaques with information. But over all it was not a necessary visit

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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 delicious - "Pastéis de Belém" (typical Portuguese custard tarts; make sure you buy an extra box of those!). Easily accessible from Lisbon's historic center, Belém is a must-do, especially if you're spending more than one day visiting the Portuguese capital.
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