Jerónimos Monastery World Heritage Site

Building in Santa Maria de Belém, Lisbon District, Portugal

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Jerónimos Monastery
Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
The Jerónimos Monastery or Hieronymites Monastery.png
The main visitors entrance and wings housing the Maritime Museum and the National Archaeology Museum
Jerónimos Monastery is located in Lisbon
Jerónimos Monastery
Location of the Jeronimos within the municipality of Lisbon
General information
TypeMonastery
Architectural styleManueline
LocationSanta Maria de Belém
Town or cityLisbon
CountryPortugal
Coordinates38°41′52″N 9°12′22″W / 38.69778°N 9.20611°W / 38.69778; -9.20611Coordinates: 38°41′52″N 9°12′22″W / 38.69778°N 9.20611°W / 38.69778; -9.20611
Opened1495
OwnerPortuguese Republic
Technical details
MaterialLioz stone
Design and construction
ArchitectDiogo de Boitaca
Website
www.mosteirojeronimos.pt Edit this at Wikidata
Official nameMonastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém
LocationEurope and North America
Criteriaiii, vi
Reference263
Inscription1983 (7th session)

The Jerónimos Monastery or Hieronymites Monastery (Portuguese: Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, IPA: [muʃˈtɐjɾu ðuʃ ʒɨˈɾɔnimuʃ]), is a former monastery of the Order of Saint Jerome near the Tagus river in the parish of Belém, in the Lisbon Municipality, Portugal; it was secularised on 28 December 1833 by state decree and its ownership transferred to the charitable institution, Real Casa Pia de Lisboa.[1]

The monastery is one of the most prominent examples of the Portuguese Late Gothic Manueline style of architecture in Lisbon. It was classified a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the nearby Tower of Belém, in 1983.

  1. ^ "XIX century – Monastery of Jerónimos". www.mosteirojeronimos.pt. Portuguese Ministry of Culture. Archived from the original on 2 April 2016. Retrieved 6 January 2017.

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