A masterpiece of 16th-century architecture in Portugal, the Monastery of Jerónimos is listed as a National Monument and inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List (1983). It is located in one of Lisbon’s most noble areas, a both historical and monumental setting overlooking the Tagus River. On the monastery’s imposing façade, extending for about three hundred metres, stands the Church’s richly decorated South Portal boasting images of Portugal’s Patron Saint, St. Michael the Archangel (on top) and Our Lady of Belém or Our Lady of Reis (at the centre).
Being symbolically linked to one of the most important moments of national recollection, the Monastery of Jerónimos (or the Royal Monastery of Saint Mary of Belém), was founded by King D. Manuel I in the beginning of the 16th century. Works began precisely at the turn of the century as the first stone was laid on the symbolic date of 6 January (Kings’ day) of 1501 or 1502. The monastery was donated to the Hieronymus monks, who stayed on till the second quarter of the 19th century. It is a true “chant” to the Manueline style, as can be seen by the profusion of religious, nautical and regal elements that have been perpetuated in stone. Apart from its Manueline church, the monastic complex still preserves most of the magnificent structures that contributed to its international recognition, including its 16th-century Cloister, the former monks’ Refectory and the former Library.
Contents edited by DDCI.
- Governing body:
- Dalila Rodrigues
- Praça do Império 1400-206 Lisboa
- Lat: 38.697890839496225 Long: -9.206703901290894
- +351 213 620 034
Trains: Estação de Belém
Urban Bus: 727, 28, 729, 714 e 751
Boat: Estação fluvial de Belém
From 9:30am to 6:00pm, the last ticket sales time is at 5:00pm and the last entry is at 5:30pm
Between 9:30 am and 10:30 am have preferential access persons accompanied by guides with pre-acquired groups.
Closed on Monday and January 1st, Easter Sunday, May 1st and December 25th. It closes sporadically, without prior data, for
Standard Ticket: - 10,00 €
Payment options: cash, Visa, ATM and cheque.
DGPC Admission Fees - click here
DGPC online tickets - buy here
Conditions of entry to DGPC Museums and Monuments – click here
Time limit for buying tickets:
Winter: until 4:30 p.m.
Summer: until 17:30 p.m.
The entrance is free in National Museums and Monuments at sundays and holidays until 2:00pm, for residents in Portugal.
Children aged 12 and under*
Unemployed EU citizens*
Visitors with reduced mobility (60% disability with documents to prove it) accompanied by one attendant.
ICOM, ICOMOS and APOM members
Researchers /conservators/restorers, museum and/or heritage professionals during the course of their work*
Cultural associations (exclusively for groups of friends of museums, monuments, palaces, castles and archaeological sites)*
Volunteers working for the DGPC with one accompanying person*
European Heritage Days (Sunday)
International Day of Monuments and Sites - 18 April (exclusively for DGPC Monuments)
International Museum Day - 18 May (exclusively for DGPC museums and palaces)
Late-night Museums and Thursday Nights (access restricted to activities organised by the DGPC)
Tourism professionals upon presentation of a proof of registration with the RNAAT
Journalists during the course of their work* with prior notice
DGPC employees* with 3 accompanying persons
Teachers and students of any level of education, including universities for senior citizens, during study visits duly proven, and upon prior reservation confirmed by the relevant Dependent Service*
Groups of accredited Portuguese welfare institutions or social work departments of municipalities or other public interest institutions. Prior approval is required from the DGPC executive board.
* Proof of entitlement required.
Visitors aged 65 or older* - 50%
Student’s card (not for study visits) - 50%
Youth Card - 50%
Family ticket (1/2 adults +2 children under 18) - 50%
Protocols with third party institutions - 20%
Purchase of over 250 tickets per visit with a minimum 48h notice – 7.5%
Purchase of over 500 tickets per visit with a minimum 48h notice - 10%
Purchase of over 1000 tickets per visit with a minimum 48h notice - 15%
* Proof of entitlement required.
Advance reservation required for groups exceeding 50 persons.
Concessions for bulk tickets will not apply to Combined Tickets.
All concessions applicable to individual tickets will apply to Combined Tickets and guided tours, except for guided tours after closing time.
Advance purchase vouchers are valid up to one year.
Concessions cannot be combined with any other offers.
Smoking or eating is not allowed during visits.
MusicDo Amor e da Glória em Camões
PlacasFaience plate for hot meals - Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
PublicationsThe Belém Monstrance. 500 Years
Chávenas de caféCoffee cup and saucer " Um Arquitecto / Um Monumento" - Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
Botões de punhoSilver cuff-links Silver
AlfinetesSilver and enamel cross brooch - Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
PlacasRetangular Faience Plate Vista dos Jerónimos - Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
PublicationsMonastério de los Jeronimos - Guia Oficial
AnéisSquare silver ring - Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
PublicationsA Custódia de Belém Inglês
PublicationsA Custódia de Belém
Museus e Monumentos
Museums and monuments are unique places providing memorable learning experiences found crucial for creating an identity.
Due to their beauty and setting, their collections and cultural programmes, these spaces convey values, they arouse memories and interact with our contemporary world. This area will give you access to useful information regarding 26 Museums and Monuments under our care.
You will also have access to information regarding 165 museums comprising the Portuguese Museums Network, all of which have been accredited by the DGPC.