National Geographic : 1910 Oct
THE GREATNESS OF LITTLE PORTUGAL THE PRINCIPAL GATE OF SAINT JEROMhE, BELM, A SUBURB OF LISBON This monastery and church was built by the kings of Portugal to commemorate the spot where Vasco da Gama landed on his return (1498) from his discovery of the first sea route to the Indies. In richness and complexity of ornament and statuary, the gate, windows, and entire building defy description. The structure is generally considered the best example of Gothic Manueline in Portugal. Vasco da Gama is buried here.