This is the Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, Portugal. It was built over 500 years ago and it is very famous in Portugal. The Jeronimos Monastery is the most impressive symbol of Portugal’s power and wealth during the Age of Discovery.

Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon

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King Manuel I built it in 1502 on the site of a hermitage founded by Prince Henry the Navigator, where Vasco da Gama and his crew spent their last night in Portugal in prayer before leaving for India.

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Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon

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