8 days in Portugal-5-11 to 5/18/2022

Day 1-Lisbon
Arrival/Igreja Sao Cristovao

Praça da Figueira, Confeitaria National
Praça de Comércio
Streets in Baixa and Alfama
Dinner at Farol De Santa Luzia
Day 2-Lisbon
Lisbon Cathedral
Church De Sao Vincente de Fora
Lisbon National Pantheon
Lunch at Time Out Market
Walking around
Dinner at Boi-Cavalo
Day 3-Lisbon
Belém Tower
Upper level
Jeronimos Monastery
Upper level/High Choir
Church of Santa Maria
Dinner at Basque
Day 4-Faro
Old town
Old town continuation
Church of San Pedro
Dinner at Villa Adentro
Day 5-Faro/Albufeira
Farmer Market

Sao Rafael Beach
Lunch at Rocha Palha
Old town, Albufeira
Stoll in Faro
Dinner at Pigs & Cows

Day 6-Faro

Ria Formosa

Desert Island

Desert island cont'


Faro Island

Dinner/Faro @ night

Day 7-Beja/Lisbon

Beja Castle

Beja Cathedral

Lunch-Adega 25


Bairro Alto, Lisbon


Day 8-Peniche/Lisbon

Surf beach

Old town

lunch @ Sardinha

Coast line

Dinner @ Ramiro

Lisbon at night

Day 3- Jeronimos Monastery-upper level-5/13/2022

We are now on the 2nd level of the cloister.


View of the courtyard from the 2nd floor.  Even more beautiful from above.


More arches and vaulted ceiling.




Ornate Manueline stone work.


Each column is differently carved with coils of rope, sea monsters, coral, and other sea motifs, evocative of that time of world exploration at sea.


Corridor leading to the Upper Choir.


Upper/High Choir

The upper level of the cloister is connected to the church Upper choir.  Tt’s known that the monks of the Order of Saint Jerome frequented the High Choir at various times of the day, to pray aloud, sing chants and participate in religious services.

View of the upper portion of the church from the High Choir.


 This portion of the monastery suffered the most damage in the earthquake of 1755. The balcony collapsed, and was not rebuilt until 1883.


I am leannig against the balcony and looking down.  The Altar/Nave straight ahead is seen through the columns.


In the middle of the balcony is a sculpture of the cruxification of Christ.


A powerful image of devotion, by Phillipe de Vries, sculptor of French or Flemish origin, was commissioned and given by the infante D. Luís, son of King Manuel I, to the Royal Monastery of Jerónimos.


Much admired for artistic and devotional reasons, highlighting its monumental scale, the sculptural quality of the modeled and the ability to mobilize the empathic suffering of the spectator, this exceptional sculpture has been mentioned and commented over the centuries.


In 1660, Friar Diogo de Jesus highlighted it among the riches of the Monastery, writing: "what most steals the view and hearts is a venerable image of Our Redemptor crucified and pending."



The walls are adorned by a number of paintings representing the Apostles (ten only, as two paintings were lost in 1755) and a painting of St. Jerome and one of St. Augustine, all by an unknown artist.


Closer view at a few paintings.



Overview of the upper choir.


We are now going down the stairs to the exit to vist the Church of Santa Maria de Belem.


NEXT.... Church SAnta Maria de Belem




Our house


Photo Gallery

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