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Convento da Ordem de Cristo, Tomar

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The Gothic- and Moorish-styled chambers, cloisters, and hallways of Convento da Ordem de Cristo 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. Use our Tomar tour planner to add Convento da Ordem de Cristo and other attractions to your Tomar vacation plans.
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  • Did not expect such a great Church, and was satisfied. Church of Tomar-itself is a beautiful cloister decoration is nice, nice
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  • Needs a lot of maintenance, despite the outside be getting quite rehabilitated and beautiful. We have improvements from last year to this year. We must invest in our heritage Rico.
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  • Nice visit although without Guide. Pity that in Portugal there is no money to restore this work unique and must-see.
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  • After 30 years of visiting Portugal finally we managed to visit the Convento de Cristo in Tomar what a beautiful surprise, great monument full of history, worth a drive from Lisbon, the Portuguese government should spend some money clean it up especially the " fachada com janela manuelina" .
  • Absolutely outstanding!!!! If you like historic buildings you should absolutely visit this monument! :D
  • First you can't resist to walk along the walls, then you will find a lot of treasures and interesting room. Just go and you will find so much joy here.
  • Really outstanding! You should have seen it!
  • Great place to visit with your family and friends to learn more about the history of Portugal