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The combination of prosperity and austerity, the architectural masterpiece of Portugal

If there is anything in Lisbon that really demonstrates the wealth acquired by Portugal during the Age of Discoveries, it is the Jerónimos Monastery. Construction of the Jerónimos Monastery began in 1501 and was built over the course of a century with tax money collected from the huge influx of importations. Free of financial burdens, the architects of the Monastery were able to embellish grandiose late Gothic features such as the dome and the cloister. Magnificent on the façade and austere on the inside, the Monastery paints a complete picture of a Renaissance-style monastery while hosting the Maritime Museum and the National Archaeology Museum on its wings.

 

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