Admire the intricate stonework of the Jerónimos Monastery. This is the inimitable Manueline, the Portuguese late Gothic.
You will wander through corridors, halls and cloisters, in the silence that allows you to travel back in time. Silence? Yes, silence. You visit Jeronimos during special, private hours, when the monastery is closed to the wider public.
Afterwards, a short walk along the Tagus will bring you to Torre de Belém, the riverside watchtower, another jewel of Manueline. The white stone is pure and luminous. Ask your guide about the origins of this monument. You might be surprised as your guide shows you where Manueline borrowed from Europe’s other grand styles.