Jerónimos Monastery Church Interiors

After admiring the wonderful architecture of The jeronimouche monastery, we will take a look at its Church. The Western portal is the creation of the French master Nicolau Chanterin, completed in 1517. The entrance is flanked on the left by Manuel I and his patron Saint Jerome, on the right by his second wife, Queen Mary, and Saint John the Baptist.

The Church of the Jerónimos monastery. Western portal. Bases The Church of the Jerónimos monastery. Western portal. Manuel I and his patron Saint Jerome

The niches above the entrance depict scenes of the Annunciation, the Nativity of Christ and the Adoration of the Magi.

The Church of the Jerónimos monastery. Western portal. Bases

Rib vaults supported by six octagonal carved pylons cover a space of 30 meters wide. Thanks to this construction, the Church withstood the catastrophic earthquake of 1755. Lisbon was razed to the ground, but The jerónimos monastery suffered only minor damage.

The Church of the Jerónimos monastery. Rib vaults The interiors of the Church of the Jerónimos monastery The interiors of the Church of the Jerónimos monastery

Алтарь в стиле ренессанса создан в середине 16 века по заказу жены короля Жуана III Екатерины Австрийской.

The interiors of the Church of the Jerónimos monastery. Altar The interiors of the Church of the Jerónimos monastery. Altar The interiors of the Church of the Jerónimos monastery. Altar The interiors of the Church of the Jerónimos monastery. Stained glass The interiors of the Church of the Jerónimos monastery The interiors of the Church of the Jerónimos monastery The interiors of the Church of the Jerónimos monastery

To the left of the entrance rests the great discovererVasco da Gama, the success of whose Indian expedition became the starting point for the construction of the Jeronimos monastery.

The interiors of the Church of the Jerónimos monastery. The grave of Vasco da Gama