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Memories of the Age of Discovery: Monastery of the Hieronymites and the Tower of Belém in Lisbon


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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.


on this subject: WHC documentation about this site


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Place/region: Monastery of the Hieronymites, Tower of Belem, Portugal, Europe
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Publisher: NHK; UNESCO TV
Coproducer/sponsor: UNESCO WHC
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Rights: NHK; UNESCO TV
 

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Original: Video.MP4
Location: EV only
UMVS reference: AVFONDS-000256-NHK-263
Rights holder: NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation