Near the place where the Infante D. Henrique, in the middle of the century. XV, ordered to build a church on the invocation of St. Mary of Bethlehem, King D. Manuel I wanted to build a great monastery. In order to perpetuate the memory of the Infante, for his great devotion to Our Lady and his belief in St. Jerome, D. Manuel I decided to found in 1496 the Monastery of St. Maria de Belém, near the city of Lisbon, near the Tagus River. Donated to the monks of the Order of St. Jerome, it is now commonly known as the Jerónimos Monastery.
The Monastery is a cultural landmark that has not escaped even artists, chroniclers or travelers during its five centuries of existence. It was the reception and burial of kings, later poets.