I’m going to devote an entire post to one of my favourite places in Lisbon: Mosteiro dos Jerónimos.
Before flying out to Portugal I read a post by Katherina of 100 Miles Highway on the Manueline architecture of the Jeronimos Monastery. Katherina shared a beautiful photo essay of the exterior of the monastery, and I knew I had to visit. Am I glad I did! The interior was even more breathtaking than I could have imagined. I spent several hours admiring the ornate arabasques, running my fingers over the limestone, and watching the sun cast a glow over this architectural masterpiece.
It’s not enough to open the window
To see the fields and the river.
It’s also not enough to not be blind
To see the trees and the flowers.
Sleep? Only sleeps a cold
corpse, which does not feel;
the soul flies to shelter
at the feet of the Almighty.
Have you visited the monastery?