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(mənwĕl`ēn, –īn), sumptuous, composite Portuguese style of architectural ornamentation of the early 16th cent. It combined contemporary Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, and Flemish elements and was named for King Manuel I of Portugal (reigned 1495–1521). The Chapter House of the Convent of Christ at Tomar, Portugal (early 16th cent.), with its large-scale windows surrounded with sculptured organic and twisted rope forms, is the major monument of the manueline style. The style was extended to the decorative arts and spread to Spain, Mexico, and India.
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It is known for its colonialist history, original Fado music and the ornate Manueline architecture.
Due deference to Vasco Da Gama and Pedro Alvarez Cabral is celebrated in Manueline stonework.
Take in the exquisite tile work in the refectory of the Jeronimos Monastery, considered the best example of Manueline architecture in the city.
Aksam evde BDAE'nin manueline bakarak, bulgularimi ve sonucu bir rapor halinde yazdim.
From the moment you leave the Atlantic Ocean you sail up the River Tagus where you are greeted with some of Lisbon's finest examples of architecture, from the striking Manueline Belem Tower to the statue of Christ the King and the breathtaking 25th of April Bridge.
Finally, Peninsular art rose in a mighty flight, with the so-called Manueline architecture, a production of surprising originality and grace, and with the brilliant school of Spanish painting, immortalized by artists such as Murillo, Velazquez and Ribera.
The royal marriage took place in Lisbon on April 23 1662 by proxy, and portraits of the newlyweds were carried through the streets of the town, as custom demanded, in solemn process beneath triumphal arches after a Catholic mass at the Manueline Abbey of St Jerome at Belem.
The city is testament to its heritage, from the Manueline buildings in BelAm to the medieval Alfama and the Neoclassical Baixa district.
There is even a tile museum in Lisbon - the Museu Nacional do Azulejo - housed in the cloisters of a Manueline convent, which contains some extraordinary examples of the art that has made such a poetic contribution to Portugal's buildings and cities.
Lisbon is famous for its maritime heritage, Manueline architecture, azulejo tiles, soulful fado music and its yellow trams, but there is another side to the city.
Both had a high degree of unity by contemporary standards, and were making strides in royal absolutism; both had small populations compared with other states, most of their land still lying waste; they were rather rough culturally, and cut off from the main European centres, although they were starting to have their humanists and learned court ladies; both had their particular, indeed unique, variant on the late Gothic style common to Europe (Perpendicular in England, Manueline in Portugal).
Note the Manueline styled doorway, as well as the several maritime theme ornaments that adorn the walls.