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The monumental Jeronimos Monastery is definitely one of Lisbon's top attractions. It was the most visited monument in Portugal in 2015 and it still is top of the list. It was built to celebrate Portuguese sailors' arrival in India in the 16th century and it sits right in front of the Tagus.
Lisbon has two unique monuments which are World Heritage Sites. The "Jerónimos Monastery" and the"Tower of Belém". They are two jewels of the Gothic Manueline style that easily impress. Apart from the vaults carved in stone that are a remarkable piece of engineering.
Jeronimos Monastery, when it was built, the waterline was just at its doorsteps. Built on the site of a small church that supported the seafarers, it commemorates the discoveries. It's style is unique, inspired in symbols of the sea and shipping.
Visit and know the historical building. Visit Luis de Camões and Vasco da Gama graves.
Mosteiro dos Jerónimos. The country’s most important monument displays the exuberant, almost oriental ornamentation that is a chief characteristic of the Manueline style Few of Lisbon’s monuments are overly grand – and while this historic monastery is imposing, its proportions remain approachable…
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