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...


See it in Google Maps

19 Comments:

Blogger Nikon said...

Great series, Carlos. I love the interior shots & the cloisters shot.
How did you get the "aerial" view of the maonastery?

11:55 PM  
Blogger Nikon said...

Ok, :) just read where it was taken from!

11:56 PM  
Blogger Icarus said...

And what a great place for summit meetings with Putin, to say nothing of a European Union signing of the Tretado de Lisboa.
Now, where have you been? And where have I been? Answer for me: the last time I was away from this town was on 19th August....Sad, or what?

7:22 PM  
Blogger Meg in Nelson said...

It's .... HUGE... and what a contrast to the high rises in the distance.

8:45 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Hi Stew and Meg,
Jerónimos are fantastic. In my opinion Jerónimos and Mafra National Palace (where the summit with Putin took place) are the most important monuments we have and the only with real international dimension.

5:04 PM  
Blogger david santos said...

Carlos, Please!

Send an email to the Brazil embassj your country and repor the injustice that the brazilian courts are making with this girl
Release on Flavia’s accident and status of the process.

The resignation is to stop the evolution. (David Santos in times without end)

Thank you

10:35 PM  
Blogger Icarus said...

Belated return, Carlos. Well, the 'Tretado' de Lisboa signing should go a long way to putting Jerónimos on the map.
And where exactly are you these days?

2:36 PM  
Anonymous al said...

Parabéns pelo blog e pelas fotos. Tomei a liberdade de colocar no meu blog um link para aqui.

4:51 PM  
Blogger Analía said...

Hola Carlos! How are you? I hope you remember me..I know, it's been a while since my last time here. All the pictures are wonderful!! One of them reminds me a jigsaw puzzle I had some time ago, 3000 thousand pieces!
Well, take care and come to visit some day too :)

4:34 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

Hola Analia,

Por supuesto que me recuerdo. Gracias por tu visita. Como estás? Como puedes ver, no he tenido mucho tiempo últimamente, pero espero volver a publicar de nuevo en breve. Te voy a visitar seguido.

Carlos

9:56 PM  
Blogger Nikon said...

Happy holidays to you & the family, Carlos.

9:44 PM  
Blogger Ben said...

Cheers for comment on Nelson, Carlos.
I wish you have very happy holiday season, too.

6:20 AM  
Blogger Ame said...

Merry Belated Christmas Carlos!

Where aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaare you?!?!?

I'm here with a new camera...FINALLY! Got a little 8mp Canon Powershot with a 3-inch screen...no view finder...don't need it with 3 inches! LOL!

Anyway, still want to come to Lisbon someday...maybe I'll make it after my baby (11) graduates from college and gets a high-paying job and can send me! ;)))

OK, I promise to visit more in 2008...there's simply no excuse and my life is starting to smell really rosey now! Have a new someone in it and he's lots of fun and love and laughs and hugs and all that all in one!

Better late than never I always say!

Don't be a stranger yourself!

HUGS!
Me
=)
XO

6:09 AM  
Blogger PierreJ said...

Hi Carlos - just wanted to say thanks for some great photos. I especially enjoy the one of the Cloisters - perhaps you would care to also add it to the collection of pics at trivago?
Keep up the good work!
Pierre

10:44 PM  
Blogger Analía said...

Where are you??? Don't tell me those guys found your lottery ticket and now you are travelling!!
Anyways, I've already commented about these pictures, beatiful obnes.
Could you please show up and tell us you'r fine?
xoxoxox
Ani

2:36 PM  
Blogger Analía said...

where are you???????? kisses mi corazon :)

1:39 PM  
Blogger Cinderelen said...

Wow, really nice photos. I would love to go there but it seems that I will achieve that in a few years!
=)

10:06 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

I especially like the Cloisters photo; it's very artistic. Nice composure!

11:40 AM  
Blogger Isadora said...

absolutely beautiful structure that is apparently taken good care of.

5:07 AM  

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