The place : Jerónimos monastery, Belem, Portugal

Sometimes touristy is actually worth it. Well, that's if you're coming a bit off-season. I can't even begin to imagine the crowds at the Jeronimos monastery in July since I guess saying it's the most beautiful cloisters of the world ought to bring a few tourists. Anyway, it was much more peaceful in October and left me ample time to reflect on my new theory that Portuguese architecture is more than often pastry-inspired
 
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Belem is easily reached by tramway from Lisbon, as you get off you notice they’re an impossibly huge building on your right, guess what : that’s it.
By all means try to come when it’s not too hot since the white stone plus the lack of shadow might turn this delight into an ordeal.

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