What to see
Colorful and ornate, the Monastery is stunningly beautiful, and once you view it in person, you will understand why it took 100 years to build this magnificent structure. Tourists spend an entire day here just marveling at the beautiful architecture with their cameras, and again, it’s easy to see why. Archways surrounding the inner courtyard are the main attraction as they appear like a scene from a fairy tale and while there are many monasteries across the world which have quite a plain and unadorned appearance, the Jeronimos Monastery is an entirely different experience.
Twisting their way throughout the monastery, the many columns and lace-like arches are a sublime example of Manueline architecture, but overall this beautiful masterpiece is another fine example of the most beautiful structures throughout the entire Portuguese capital.