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." 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Tower of Belem, Portugal. Thanks to Jean-Pierre of France.

Postcard 2
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, Lisboa, Portugal. Thanks to Jean-Pierre of France.

Postcard 3 - Monastery of the Hieronymites
A panoramo view of the Monastery of the Heironymites, Lisbon. Thanks to Ana of Portugal.

Postcard 4- Monastery of Hieronymites
A multi-view of Monastery of Hieronymites - Jeronimos. Thanks to Marta of Portugal.

Postcard 5 - Tower of Belem
The Tower of Belem in the 16th century was part of the defense at Tejo river mouth. Nice stamp commemorating Charles Darwin. Thanks to Daphne of Portugal.

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