Lisbon Weekly Photo

The idea came up after visiting several “DailyPhoto” sites, particularly the one from Paris, which is my other favorite city. Since LisbonDailyPhoto was getting posts very irregularly, I decided to create this place. Although my skills and my Exilim Z110 are very limited, I hope to deserve your visit. Please leave your comments (any comments) so I can improve.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

The Hieronymites Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos) is undoubtedly the most important monument of Lisbon. In 1496 King D.Manuel I ask the Holy See permission to built a huge Monastery at the gates of Lisbon next to the Tagus River. In 1501 the construction began and took about 100 years. The monument was built at the same site of the Ermida do Restelo, a hermitage where Vasco da Gama spent his last night praying with his men before departing to India.

Picture take from the Padrão dos Descobrimentos

The magnificent inside of the Monastery with a wedding taking place.

The Cloisters...

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