Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Portugal: Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon

Standing at the entrance to Lisbon harbour, the Monastery of the Hieronymites – construction of which began in 1502 – exemplifies Portuguese art at its best. The nearby Tower of Belém, built to commemorate Vasco da Gama's expedition, is a reminder of the great maritime discoveries that laid the foundations of the modern world. 

Postcard 1: Monastery of the Hieronymites

Thanks to Ms Ninocas.

Postcard 2: Tower of Belem

Thanks to Ms Johninha.

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