Anyone visiting Lisbon should definitely include Jeronimos Monastery on top of the list. It’s a masterpiece. This is one of the most important buildings constructed in Manueline style.
There is always a big line by the entrance but it moves fast, don’t worry.
You will be able to visit the confession parlors, the upper part of the church (from where you will have a wonderful view) , the place where the monks have their meals, the inner gardens and much more.
The Monastery and church took 100 years to be complete and its construction started in 1501. The buildings went on a big restoration from 1998 till 2002 and we found them in excellent condition.
After visiting Jeronimos Cloister we took bus # 15E going to Algés.
We left the tram at the final stop and from there we walked a short distance to a nice looking restaurant: A Marisqueira de Algés. Food was DELICIOUS and prices are less expensive than the ones at the touristic restaurants near Chiado, Baixa, etc.
If you want good food, this is the place to go after visiting Jeronimos, or Belem, or Descobrimentos.
How to get there from Jeronimos: Instead of taking the tram 15E going to “downtown” (Cais do Sodré, etc), take it into the oposite direction (tram stop is right in front of Jeronimos). After less than 10 minutes you will be at a nice square and from there is a 3 minutes walking. Lunch for two with wine and desserts cost less than 30€ 😀
Great restaurant nearby Lisbon’s main attractions: A Marisqueira de Algés
Marisqueira de Algés address: Rua Major Afonso 59 – 63 – Algés – tel: 214 114 811