Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Easter Vacation- Lisbon Portugal 2012 (Belem District)










1.  Photos Above --- Jeronimos Monastery


What do a famous explorer tomb, beautiful architecture and a place for worship have in common? They can be all found in Jeronimos Monastery. A World Heritage monument. Founded in 1502, to honor Vasco da Gama's voyage. The monastery is located in Praça do Império, Belem. For Portugese it is the most impressive symbol of Portugal's power and wealth during the Age of Discovery.

The monastery houses Vasco da Gama's tomb as well as other notable people and it is a monument to exploration. It's also religiously significant as the previous home to Monks  of the Order of Saint Jerome (Hieronymites), whose spiritual job was to give guidance to sailors and pray for the king's soul. It is one of the great triumphs of European Gothic (UNESCO has classified it a World Heritage monument), with much of the design characterized by elaborate sculptural details and maritime motifs. This style of architecture is called Manueline.


2. Photos below ---Monument of the Discoveries


 Where can you find all of Portugal's greatest explorers in one place? In the bank of the Tagus, at the Monument of the Discoveries.  The monumental statue rises 50 meters  in a shape of an early explorer ship. Climbing upwards are dozens of explores bearing emblems of discovery. At the head is Henry the navigator. The monument serves as humanities progress through the years. 


Belem is one of the districts in Lisbon Portugal. This district is known for tourists because most of the famous attractions can be found here. So, if you happen to be in Portugal dont miss to visit this place. Enjoy the pics!!!!











19 comments:

  1. Great Pics! The place is so rich in history.

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    1. In deed it is Franc--- thanks for dropping by and leaving comment.

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  2. The architectures are really magnificent. Wish I was there!

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    1. I agree with you,, they have pretty magnificent architecture there.

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  3. Super nice shots here. I wish I can have that skills in photography too!

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    1. Thanks Ness... I think i was just lucky to get those shots--- someone help me took those photos i guess he has the skills heheheh

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    1. Thanks Tatess for the comment and for the visit

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  5. nice share of your discoveries for the beauty of Portugal. I'm hooked by your photo in Belem District (the one with a huge anchor) looks thrice as tall as the human height.

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    1. It was indeed giant---- yeahh Belem has a lot to offer... pretty nice district hahhh

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  6. Portugal is Love! They got old stuff like that! I'm amazed! :)

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  7. Cool, looks like you travel back in time!

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  8. I envy you for this travel and taking this wonderful pictures.. :)

    nanardxz

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    1. Thanks Nanardz--- Im just happy to share these photos

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  9. I thought the last two photo was the monument of Dr. Jose Rizal. ^_^

    Roj, you're lucky enough to have visited that place, I like the details of building. For sure, each sculpture was intricately done to make up that work of art.

    I am just wondering how many artist were working for that project. Do you have any idea?

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    1. Yeahh it looks like Rizal's monument on quick glance but its not ofcourse. There are 5 people who are reponsible for the construction of the Monastery.

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  10. nice lady, Congrats! nice kaayo ang mga place...

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