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Convento da Ordem de Cristo, Tomar

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Religious Site
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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  • For a bargain price (six euros a whole family) will pass a full morning visiting the Castle and the monastery. Very curious the Templar Church. If the art you are interested in if a ride is worth through the gardens in day. It is free. You can climb perfectly walking from behind the Town Hall.
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  • When visiting central Portugal, this place in the small town of Tomar is a must see location. Like the other two of the "route" words will not give you the sense of it, not even the photos. You've to ...  more »
  • The convent of the order of Christ is a historic pole important p across Europe. The small town of Taking today does not match the grandeur q is this Convent. Very Rico in detail, it is worth getting a few hours to try to understand the whole story of the Knights Templar and your meaning and importance. A building rich in symbols, which was built in several phases, Romanesque and Gothic content. For those who like history, is very worthwhile!
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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