Friday, October 5, 2012

Mosteiro dos Jeronimons

Mosteiro dos Jeronimons

In the Belem area, very close to the tower with the same name, Mosteiro dos Jeronimons represents the late gothic portuguess architecture (Manueline-style). The monastery was initiated 1495 , while the construction last exactly 100 years, between 1501 and 1601. Manuel I was the suveran who ordered the construction of the imposing monastery, redirecting a generous amount of money gathered from the commerce with Africa and Orient, for this purpose.

Mosteiro dos Jeronimons

Mosteiro dos Jeronimons

Mosteiro dos Jeronimons

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