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The Jerónimos Monastery, ordered by King Manuel I order in memory of Prince Henry the Navigator, has been a National Monument since 1907 and became a World Heritage Site in 1983. Built in the 16th century, it was donated at the time to the monks pertaining to the Order of St. Jerome. In 2016, it became part of the National Pantheon. The monastery’s church holds the tombs of Luís de Camões, Vasco da Gama and King Sebastian, whose remains were brought by King Philip in an attempt to put an end to the popular belief that Sebastian would return to save Portugal. But a few people actually believe that these remains are those of the Desired King.

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