The other big museums/sights we saw in Lisbon were both on the same day, thanks to the city bus system.
First we took the Metro to the nearest stop to the Tile Museum. Then we asked directions and started walking. We were supposed to look for a grocery store sign: Lidl, which is right in front of the museum. Well, we walked right past it, and most of the way to the Parque des Nacoes. Then we figured out that we'd missed something. But we saw things en route, too.
|Camino waymarker. That rough stuff around it is pretty standard for Portuguese pavement, too.|
The monastery of the Jeronymite order is in a nearby beach town to Lisbon (basically a suburb) but even though it's very near by there was only some damage from the 1755 earthquake. (As opposed to the near total destruction to low lying areas of the main city from the quake and tsunami!) They did lose the railing on the choir loft. I didn't notice any visible cracking during the tour, so either it was fixed or, more likely, they got lucky and didn't have a whole lot of damage there.
|The elaborate decorations on the front of the monastery are famous.|
|Tomb of Vasco da Gama!|
|Half of a confessional|
The order eventually faded and now the monastery is under the care of the government museum people.