Convent of Christ, Tomar

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The Gothic- and Moorish-styled chambers, cloisters, and hallways of Convent of Christ reflect the era of the Templars, Knights of the Order of Christ, and lavishly dressed royals. Meticulously crafted over the course of centuries (since the year 1160), the convent was adorned with extensive wall art, decorative windows, extravagant tiles, colorful gardens, and complex ornaments from top to bottom. Walk through its tall rooms and seemingly endless labyrinths of hallways, and view the Romanesque church, filled with Gothic paintings, gargoyles, and religious sculptures. Outside, explore the gardens filled with trees, flowers, arched passages, fountains, and tombs. Make your Tomar itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • A beautiful building in beautiful surroundings, surrounded by beautiful gardens. Large variety of spaces and rooms. If you are in Tomato this is worth visiting
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  • A real Knight's Knights Templar castle. Here you can certainly inspire children to visit. Monk cells, dining room etc. Very impressive! And there is still a great aqueduct to visit nearby.
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  • For those who like the theme crusades and are interested in the life of the Templars, this is the perfect place. The monastery is very well preserved, it is beautiful, great, you can have a good notion of the late Gothic of the Manueline period. The surrounding city is also beautiful, booking at least 4 hours to take and the convent. TIP: Those who visit the Triangle of the Monasteries (Convent of Christ in Tomar, monastery of Alcobaça and monastery of Batalha) can acquire the first where it is already for the three, it is cheaper.
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  • This was an amazing historical place ... from the Knights of Templar to royalty. Each section of this Convent had a story to tell ... the kitchen, dining area, how they heat their personal bedrooms, the septic systern to name a few. You can only imagine what a step back in time is like when you are in this incredible architectural historical marvel.
  • Absolutely stunning, if you love castles or historic places, this is a must when visiting Tomar. Be prepared for some steps and a lot of walking, especially outside the castle in the surrounding gardens. Plenty of toilets and a nice gift shop. There are are 2 cafés, one in the castle and one just outside by the parking.
  • The best of the three monasteries. It feels so much larger than Alcobaça and Batalha. I recommend at least 1h30 to visit the whole convent, and it costs €6. You can purchase a 15€ ticket if you are visiting all three monasteries (and you should!). Check the shop for cool medieval gifts from the Knights Templar.
  • This one seemed far less crowded than other sites, probably as it is farther out. By far our favorite site in Portugal. Really interesting to see the several eras of building and remodelling. Beautiful place.
  • Great and stunning place. However a little investment in terms of restoring it would make it an even greater place to visit.
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