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Convento da Ordem de Cristo, Tomar
(4.8/5 based on 1,600+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The convent is beautiful and very well maintained. We drove and was easy to park at site meter.
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  • There is a place or time is stopped, or the feels small because our ancestor we realized a grandiose work, c is the case a Tomar. Don't miss this exceptional place perched on the height of Tomar.
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  • The visit will make you travel between the history of the different Catholic influences and so architectural against the Templars. The gardens are also worth a visit, you little picking oranges in season.
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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