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Jerónimos Monastery

An unmissable 16th-century monastery, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and emblem of Portugal’s Age of Exploration.

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Lisbon Card: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Pass

1. Lisbon Card: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Pass

Unlock the city of Lisbon with the flexible Lisbon Card. Enjoy unlimited travel on city transport, and free admission to 37 museums, historic buildings, and more. Benefit from discounts at a vast range of attractions, vouchers for different shops, and a handy guide that explains how to use the card. After exchanging your GetYourGuide voucher for the magnetic card, the Lisbon Card immediately provides 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour access to the public transport system. Eligible on the Carris metro, buses, trams, and cable railways, it also works on CP trains between Cais do Sodré and Cascais, and trains between Oriente, Rossio, and Sintra.   Skip the lines to enter Jerónimos Monastery, and climb the Belem Tower. Enjoy free access to the National Tile Museum, the National Coach Museum, and others. Admire stunning palaces, including the Mafra National Palace and the Ajuda National Palace. Ride the famous Santa Justa Lift, and much more—all with one card. The Libson Card provides free entry to the following attractions: • Jerónimos Monastery / Monasterio de los Jerónimos• Pilar7 Bridge Experience / Experiencia Pilar 7 • LISBOA Story Centre• National Tile Museum / Museo Nacional del Azulejo   • National Coach Museum / Museo Nacional de Carruajes  • National Ancient Art Museum / Museo Nacional de Arte Antigua• Sintra Mitos e Lendas• Santa Justa Elevator / Ascensor de Santa Justa• Mafra National Palace / Palacio Nacional de Mafra• CARRIS• METRO• CP-Comboios de Portugal• FERTAGUS• National Pantheon / Panteón Nacional• Ajuda National Palace / Palacio Nacional de Ajuda• MAAT - Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology MAAT - Museo de Arte, Arquitectura y Tecnología• Chiado Museum - National Museum of Contemporary Art / Museo del Chiado Museo Nacional de Arte Contemporânea• National Ethnology Museum / Museo Nacional de Etnología      • National Costume Museum / Museo Nacional del Traje     • National Museum of Theatre and Dance / Museo Nacional del Teatro y de Danza  • National Archaeology Museum / Museo Nacional de Arqueología• National Music Museum Music / Museo Nacional de la Música• Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves Museum-Residence / Casa-Museo Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves• Republican National Guard Museum / Museo de la Guardia Nacional Republicana• Ceramics Museum - Sacavém / Museo de la Cerámica - Sacavém• Air Museum / Museo del Aire• Batalha Monastery / Monasterio de Batalha • Alcobaça Monastery / Monasterio de Alcobaça• Tomar Convent of Christ / Convento de Cristo - Tomar• Museum of Neo Realism - Vila Franca de Xira / Museo del Neo Realismo - Vila Franca de Xira• Museum of the work Michel Giacometti / Museo del Trabajo Michel Giacometti• Casa da Cerca - Museum of Contemporary Art - Almada / Casa da Cerca - Museu de Arte Contemporanea - Almada• Chapel of the Holy Spirit of the Mareantes - Sesimbra / Capilla del Espíritu Santo de los Mareantes - Sesimbra• Museum of Setúbal - Municipal Gallery / Museo de Setúbal - Galería Municipal• Rua Augusta Arch / Arco da Rua Augusta• Greenhouse / Invernadero Frío• Maritime Museum of Sesimbra / Museo Marítimo de Sesimbra• CIRES – Roaz Interpretive Center of the Sado Estuary / CIRES - Centro Interpretativo del Roaz del Estuario del Sado

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Lisbon: Jerónimos Monastery Entrance Ticket

2. Lisbon: Jerónimos Monastery Entrance Ticket

With this access, learn more about how King Manuel I commissioned the monastery in 1496 to honor the Infante for his devotion to Our Lady and faith in St. Jerome. Discover how the monastery of St. Mary of Belém was donated to the monks of the Order of St. Jerome. For this reason, it is commonly known as the Jerónimos Monastery. This national monument was classified a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 and is located near the city of Lisbon, next to the Tagu River. In 1833, when the order was dissolved, the monastery was used as a school and orphanage until 1940. In the 19th century, the church became the monument for local heroes and poets such as Luís de Camões and Vasco da Gama. Come and discover what is not simply a notable work of architecture, but also an important part of Portuguese identity and culture.

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Lisbon: Belém Tower Entrance Ticket

3. Lisbon: Belém Tower Entrance Ticket

Take the pre-purchase ticket queue to the iconic Belém Tower, which was built in 1515 at the mouth of the River Tagus as a fortified stronghold to defend Lisbon from attack. Climb the narrow stairs to the top floor to get a panoramic view of the historic Belém district and its monuments to the "Age of Discoveries." Learn more about the golden age of Portugal's travels in search of new worlds, and discover how the strategic monument served as a gateway to the city in former times.

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Lisbon 3-in-1 Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Tram Tours

4. Lisbon 3-in-1 Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Tram Tours

Spend 48 hours enjoying Lisbon to the max on 2 double-decker bus tours and a historical tram tour! You’ll discover Lisbon's main squares, avenues and monuments on the Belem Tour, and the slick and modern part of the city on the Modern Tour. The Belem Tour will introduce you to Belem monumental quarter in more detail. This is Lisbon's most important landmark, known for its monuments, museums and other attractions. The Hills Tramcar Tour will acquaint you with the city's more traditional neighborhoods, such as Alfama, Mouraria, Baixa, Chiado, Estrela, and Lapa. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy a ride on the oldest means of transportation in Lisbon. Visit Lisbon’s traditional quarters on the hill of St. George’s Castle, on board a historic vintage tram, and get to know some of the city’s most beautiful viewpoints. Enjoy breathtaking views in the city’s unique sunlight and it's one-of-a-kind architecture.  Learn about the history of fishing at the new museum of the East, once a salt cod store for fish from the North Sea. Belem is a place that tells history through its museums and monuments, so you will need some time to see everything. Jerónimos Monastery, Belem tower and Padrão dos descobrimentos are some of the must-see sights. In any of theses tours you can hop on and off whenever and wherever you wish to!

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Lisbon: Private Belém Tuk-Tuk Tour

5. Lisbon: Private Belém Tuk-Tuk Tour

Go on a tuk-tuk ride west, just out of the city center. Here everything is historical and sacred, with emblematic monuments that have stood the test of time. It was from this part of town where the great Portuguese explorers embarked on their voyages around the planet Here you may get off the tuk-tuk and visit some truly amazing monuments. See the Jerónimos Monastery, which is a world heritage site of gothic Manueline style architecture. Learn about the Belém Tower, just across the road, which was built between 1514 and 1520. Then head slightly down the river to the Monument to the Discoveries, which was dedicated to the Portuguese discoverers. These three monuments are some of the most visited in the city. Do not forget to sample the famous Pastéis de Nata while you are in Belem. 

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Lisbon Highlights: Private 7-Hour Tour

6. Lisbon Highlights: Private 7-Hour Tour

Discover the most beautiful sights in Lisbon on this private tour. Your personal, officially certified tour guide/driver will give you comprehensive insight into the city, and will take your interests into account to customize the tour for you. For example, you can explore Lisbon's picturesque neighborhoods on a one-of-a-kind panoramic tour to the 25th of April Bridge. From a height of over 100 meters, you can admire a breathtaking view of Lisbon and the Christ the King Statue, which, at 28.5 meters high, is the largest concrete statue in Europe. You can also climb to the top of said statue, where you can take in an incredible view of the city and the river. Admire the magnificent Hieronymite Monastery, one of the most important and impressive examples of Manueline style, a Portuguese variation on late Gothic. You can also discover the unique Belém Tower and the one-of-a-kind Monument to the Discoveries. Visit areas of Lisbon less known among tourists such as the Estrela quarter with its Basilica, or the cemetery Prazeres. Lunchtime is also planned at one of Lisbon's local markets, away from tourist crowds.

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Lisbon: Full Day-Tour

7. Lisbon: Full Day-Tour

Explore the best of Lisbon city on a full-day tour. Learn about the city’s vibrant culture, see important historical sites and famous monuments, and discover hidden gems loved by locals.  Depart towards the famous square Marquês de Pombal and marvel at the biggest park of Lisbon, Alto do Parque Eduardo VII. Visit the most famous avenue Avenida da Liberdade, passing through Rossio, Praça do Comércio, Bairro Alto, Alfama and Castelo de São Jorge. Move next to the Tagus river and visit the iconic monuments of the Belém area, like the, Torre de Belém and the Padrão dos Descobrimentos including the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos. Admire the beautiful architecture of the colorful city before you stop for lunch at a typical restaurant. Head towards the Expo and spend some time visiting the Lisbon Oceanarium and some of the most emblematic museums.

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Helicopter Flight over Historic Lisbon

8. Helicopter Flight over Historic Lisbon

After check-in and a safety briefing, you’ll fly from a heliport on a Robinson 44 over the Tagus River. This 12-minute helicopter flight over Lisbon is priced for up to 3 passengers. Enjoy the views of the Belém Quarter, where the Portuguese embarked on voyages of discovery during the 15th and 16th centuries. They sailed to Africa, to the Persian Gulf and on to India, and from there to Southeast Asia to China and finally to Japan. You’ll see the 2 jewels of historic Portuguese architecture: the Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery. The flight continues to the 25th of April Bridge and on to encounter the Christ the King statue that was built to thank God for sparing Portugal from WWII.

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Lisbon: Night Tour with Dinner & Fado Show in a Small Group

9. Lisbon: Night Tour with Dinner & Fado Show in a Small Group

Experience the folk music culture of Portugal as part of a sightseeing tour of Lisbon after dark. Benefit from pickup at a location of your choice, and then explore the narrow streets of the historical neighborhoods of Alfama and Bairro Alto. Get breathtaking views of iconic monuments such as the National Pantheon and Lisbon Cathedral. See the monumental Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery illuminated for the night. Then, watch a traditional fado show at one of the city's atmospheric fado houses. Sung by a solo performer accompanied by 2 guitarists, the intensely melancholic songs are usually about love, woes, pain, or a longing for things that were lost or never accomplished.  

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Lisbon: Guided E-Bike Tour to Belém

10. Lisbon: Guided E-Bike Tour to Belém

Begin your 3-hour guided e-bike tour at Praça do Comércio. Ride along the river and head to Belém, where you’ll see some of the monuments to Portuguese history. Stop at the 25th April Bridge and check out the 110-meter-high statue of Christ the King. Continue to the Discoveries Monument, and take a photo stepping across the map of the world. See all the routes taken by the Portuguese when they sailed into the unknown and discovered new lands. Ride to the fortified Belém Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a short walk to the Jerónimos Monastery. Enjoy a Pastel de Belém, a popular local pastry, before riding back to the Praça do Comércio.

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What people are saying about Jerónimos Monastery

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 5,378 reviews

there was a long queue for the tickets so i just logged into getyourguide app on bought them there and then. ended up entering the building before those people who got there before me . the monastery is beautiful

Having this card was so great. We took the metro and the bus all over Lisbon. Well worth the price. In addition, we visited several museums. This was well worth the price!

Highly recommended Very complete excursion. In one day you can visit the most important of Lisbon and in a very comfortable way.

So much more amazing than what you can imagine simply looking at the outside. A must see in Lisbon.

AMAZING! One of the most beautiful architectural monuments I've visited.