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Mosteiro dos Jerónimos


Next week we will be visiting the interior of this big church. Mosteiro is a monastary. This part is the church and to the left (out of the picture) an enormous building that housed the monks of the Hieronymite order. The architecture is heavily Manueline, so named after Dom Manuel I who had a great deal of architectural influence in Portugal's Golden Era. He is also the man who commissioned this building. Manueline style, means a lot of frills and detail in the decoration of a building. Here you can see some of it.



comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Oct 2017, 01:31
It has an impressive garden, Louis.
Louis: The garden is the Praça do Impèrio (Imperial square) and attracts a lot of people. Naturally I picked a moment with at least people as possible around, to take the shot.
A very impressive building, Louis.
Louis: Indeed it is, Frank.
Beautiful architecture!
Louis: So far, so good then, Elizabeth.
Superbe église, jolie composition.
Louis: Merci beaucoup, Martine.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 6 Oct 2017, 06:36
A very interesting looking building Louis, both decorative and plain too..
Louis: So true, Chris.
I can just imagine what it looks like inside, Louis, but for now, I'm still staring at the outside....
Louis: Oh well, you have to wait - I am still working on which 3 of my 30 pictures of the interior I will show ... Maybe I will make use of a collage.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 6 Oct 2017, 06:42
Yes, we are in Portugal's Golden Era - what a magnificent church, rather like a glorious palace!
Louis: Sometimes difficult to think that there was a time that Portugal was leading Europe in terms of their upbeat economy at the time. Leaders in art, fashion and all that stuff. Of course, it is different today.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 6 Oct 2017, 07:20
I am in Portugal now Louis, where the dogs all back at the setting sun. And the church bells wake one up in the morning.
Louis: I was seriously wondering about your comment, with all the dogs backing at the setting sun. Strange dog behaviour. Then I realised back = bark smile So you heard church bells? Must have been quite a party - like the one evening as I was dining on roasted suckling pig (don't tell Bill), I had this wine glass. The more I drank, the less it would go empty. Flippen overeager waiter. That next morning, I heard bells ringing.
Quite fancy for sure.
Louis: Thank you Mary
It is a fine looking building, I'm looking forward to seeing more of it next week.
Louis: It was worth the time I spent there, Brian.
it is a beautiful monastery church Louis the architecture is glorious....petersmile
Louis: Those very rich kings were quite devoted and didn't mind spending, peter
An amazing building.
Louis: It is, I agree, Tom.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 7 Oct 2017, 08:13
This looks impressive and surrounded with a beautiful garden with all kinds of well kept trees. I am looking forward to the inside tour.
Louis: It is quite a place and definitely worth the time I spent there, Astrid.
> Very nice shot of this architecture. I especially like the tall evergreens... I think they're evergreens.
Louis: Thank you Jacquelyn. The trees are cypress trees, part of the conifer family.

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