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Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

O Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (Jerónimos Monastery) is located in Lisbon, (more precisely in Belém) and is one of the most prominent monuments of the Manueline style architecture combining architectural elements from the Gothic and Renaissance periods.

In 1907 it was declared a National Monument and in 1983 it was classified Cultural Heritage of all Humanity by UNESCO.

Worth mentioning is that inside the church are the stone tombs of one of the most successful Portuguese explorers, Vasco da Gama (1468–1524), and the great poet and chronicler of the Age of Discoveries, Luís de Camões (1527–1580). And we cannot forget one of the most significant literary figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest Portuguese poets, Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935).

Vasco da Gama is well-known for being the first European to reach India by sea.

Luís Camões is very famous for his epic work, Os Lusíadas. The influence of this masterpiece was so great that the Portuguese language is also known as the "language of Camões".

Fernando Pessoa wrote many, many extraordinary poems and honestly you cannot go back home without a piece of them. He used to say, Se depois de eu morrer, quiserem escrever a minha biografia, não há nada mais simples. Tem só duas datas: a da minha nascença e a da minha morte. Entre uma e outra coisa, todos os dias são meus (If after I die, people want to write my biography, there is nothing simpler. They only need two dates: the date of my birth and the date of my death. Between one and another, every day is mine).