Portuguese Gothic architecture

Portuguese Gothic architecture - Manueline style

Portuguese Gothic architecture, also known as Manueline style, is a unique architectural style that developed in Portugal during the late 15th and early 16th centuries. It is characterized by its intricate and ornate designs, blending elements of late Gothic and early Renaissance architecture. Portuguese Gothic buildings often feature intricate stone carvings, ribbed vaults, and maritime-inspired motifs, such as twisted rope and seashells. This style is most famous for its application in the Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon and the Belém Tower, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Portuguese Gothic architecture represents Portugal's Age of Discovery and maritime achievements, making it a significant cultural and historical heritage.