Thursday, October 21, 2010
Portugal - Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon (1)
Jerónimos/Hieronymites Monastery, part of Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Sent by Cátia, a postcrosser from Portugal.
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)