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Jerónimos Monastery FAQs

Once you have flashed your Jerónimos Monastery tickets at the entrance, you can spend as much time as you like inside. Most people spend between 1 to 3 hours exploring this 500-year-old architectural masterpiece. Its sheer size is almost as impressive as its history!

The best time to use your Jerónimos Monastery tickets is during the morning when it first opens. This way you should beat the crowds. The Jerónimos Monastery is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Lisbon, so if you go too late, you'll be amongst lots of other tourists!

The Jerónimos Monastery has a storied past and is a famous and much-loved Lisbon landmark. Here are three Jerónimos Monastery facts you might not know:

The recipe for pastéis de nata was created here

Portugal’s favorite and tastiest pastry was created by the monks who used to live in the monastery. The recipe for pastéis de nata (also known as pastéis de Belém) was developed over more than 100 years before it was first recorded in the 1830s.

It took 100 years to build

The Jerónimos Monastery was built over the course of the 1500s and was no small construction project. There was a 5% tax on commerce from Africa and the Orient to help fund the project which amounted to around 70 kg of gold per year, so architects weren't limited to small-scale plans!

It's an ode to the Age of Discoveries

Portugal’s King Manuel I ordered for the monastery to be built where the navigator Vasco da Gama and his team of travelers spent their last night in Portugal, before setting off for India. It was the first trip from Europe to India by way of the Atlantic Ocean.

Your Jerónimos Monastery tickets get you into one of the most visited landmarks in Portugal, as well as the final resting place of many historical figures.

Of all the Jerónimos Monastery burials, perhaps the most famous one is King Manuel I (1469 - 1521). His family are also buried here with many later members of the monarchs from the House of Aviz – a dynasty that flourished in the Renaissance and the Age of Discoveries.

Lots of famous Portuguese writers had a Jerónimos Monastery burial, including Fernando Pessoa and Luís de Camões. World-renowned navigator Vasco da Gama (1469 - 1524) has also rested here since 1880.

There are several different Jerónimos Monastery ticket options for you to choose between.

Visit with a standard Jerónimos Monastery ticket, which includes access to the 16th-century cloister and the former monks’ refectory.

You can also visit the Jerónimos Monastery with the Lisbon Card. This also provides access to up to 26 museums or monuments in the city.

If you need a convenient combination of must-sees in Lisbon, opt for the The Belém Bundle.

Tickets Overview

  • UNESCO declared Jerónimos Monastery a World Heritage Site in 1983

  • Designed by Diogo de Boitaca, a Portuguese architect, to commemorate the return of Vasco da Gama from India

  • The tomb of Vasco da Gama can be found inside Jerónimos Monastery

  • It took nearly 100 years to complete construction

  • One of the most visited attractions in Lisbon

Jerónimos Monastery is one of the top attractions in Lisbon. Booking tickets in advance is the best way to prepare for your visit to this remarkable site.

While admission to the church is free, you'll need a ticket to access the cloisters and the adjoining museum.

Select the right Jerónimos Monastery tickets for you:

  • An entry tickets allows access to the church, cloisters, and refectory

  • A Lisbon city card can get you in to Jerónimos Monastery, plus access to several other attractions in Lisbon and unlimited public transport

  • See Jerónimos Monastery along the way on a guided tour of Lisbon with an expert historian, or explore on your own with a self-guided option

  • Closed on Mondays

  • There's free parking in front of the monastery, but it fills up fast

  • Get there with public transport; tram and bus stops are within short walking distance

  • Avoid the crowds and visit in the afternoon before closing

  • Pre-booked ticketholders and tours get preferential access in the morning

  • Tickets are difficult to get on-site – book in advance to avoid the hassle

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Amelia,  Portugal Portugal
26 Feb 2024
Excellent
It would be nice that the Lisboa card is electronic and do not require visiting the office the day before to exchange for the physical card to be used first thing in the morning. This is not...
It would be nice that the Lisboa card is electronic and do not require visiting the office the day before to exchange for the physical card to be used first thing in the morning. This is not Tiqets fault so still get a 5 star.
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Patrycja,  Sweden Sweden
26 Feb 2024
Excellent
The card is perfect for a short trip in Lisbon. It gives access to many locations plus free transport is perfect in a city built on hills. Saves both money and legs 😄
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Stacey,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
26 Feb 2024
Excellent
Excellent value for money - we used the Lisboa Card to travel all over the city on the metro, trams, train & buses. So many attractions to visit as well. Would highly recommend.
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About: Jerónimos Monastery

Jerónimos Monastery is a former monastery and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Belém, Lisbon. The monastery is famed for its Manueline-style architecture, and as the final resting place of explorer Vasco da Gama.

Jerónimos Monastery
Friday 09:30 - 18:00
Saturday 09:30 - 18:00
Sunday 09:30 - 18:00
Monday Closed
Tuesday 09:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 18:00
Thursday 09:30 - 18:00
Jerónimos Monastery
Praça do Império, 1400-206, Lisbon
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