Jerónimos Monastery is a highly ornate former monastery in the Belem district. King Manuel I built it in 1502 and is became the most impressive symbol of Portugal’s power and wealth during the Age of Discovery – Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama (the first European to reach India by sea) is buried here. UNESCO declared the monastery a World Heritage Site in 1983 and along with the Tower of Belém, it is one of the most visited sites in Lisbon.
Seattle may be a major port for exploring Alaska, Canada and beyond but there’s also plenty to see in Washington State during a cruise and stay holiday. Here are two day trips ideas.
Cruises from Seattle take globetrotters away to a wealth of breathtaking destinations but don’t forget to take in the iconic Washington city itself, ideally with a glass of wine or beer in hand.
Alaska cruises drum up wildlife by the bucketload, stonking scenery and excellent plaid shirt models, as Sailawaze’s Editor was more than happy to discover.
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