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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  • August 19, 2017
    Well of course it's an exceptional visit to do, we take full eyes a wonder. However the Organization could be improved greatly, only one cash at 10.45 in the month of August... I don't explain in full sun ☀ tail while the building is very large so no capacity problem.
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  • August 19, 2017
    To tomar, this is the essential, magnificent architecture, coins to this lost, long corridors, to do
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  • August 19, 2017
    You simply have to visit this world heritage site whether you are interested in history or not. Hugely impressive architecture cannot be missed.  more »
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  • July 27, 2017
    Terrific place. Easily could spend a half day wandering the castle and gardens. The main point of interest the convent’s church. Round altar by the structure and mix of Gothic style inside and Manueline style outside keeps adding the interest. Don’t forget to stop by in a city itself.
  • August 15, 2017
    Magnificent. 90 minutes needed to visit inside. Another hour for the gardens . Historically one of the most important sites In Portugal
  • July 16, 2017
    Absolutely worth a visit! The central church with its octagonal "altar" within a 16 sided tower is beautifully decorated and well preserved. The cloister is huge.
  • August 11, 2017
    Amazing historic templars place. A nice piece of Portugal history can be found here!
  • July 30, 2017
    It is very big. Intersting, but two hours walking around i still didn't get to see everything. So be prepared

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Where to stay in Tomar

Stay at one of Tomar's centrally located mid-range hotels within its historical core to put yourself in prime position for sightseeing and taking in the local atmosphere. While accommodation options lie on both banks of the Nabao River, try staying in one of the hotels or apartment complexes on the western bank for sweeping views across of the other side, a comfortable room, and a quick walk to the city's 12th-century church, a World Heritage Site. You can manage costs by staying in a locally owned bed and breakfast or guesthouse, which often provide a meal. These accommodations often come with local advice on sightseeing and nearby activities, and may even get you into a traditional Portuguese residence.
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