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Convento de Cristo, Tomar

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Must see · World heritage site · Religious Site · Church
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The Gothic- and Moorish-styled chambers, cloisters, and hallways of Convento 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. To visit Convento de Cristo and get the most from your holiday in Tomar, create itinerary details personal to you using our Tomar holiday planner.
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  • A place full of history and stories to tell. A old-time templar warriors hotel different for any other monastery. 
    A place full of history and stories to tell. A old-time templar warriors hotel different for any other monastery.  more »
  • The Convent of Christ together with the Castle of the Knights Templars is in very good condition, excellent choice for a lesson of history. Is very big , is necessary 1 day for a complete view of... 
    The Convent of Christ together with the Castle of the Knights Templars is in very good condition, excellent choice for a lesson of history. Is very big , is necessary 1 day for a complete view of...  more »
  • Just Brilliant… so good to look around. Shame about some areas being closed off but it did ruin our day. The church is beautiful and looking around the grounds of the convent inside and out was... 
    Just Brilliant… so good to look around. Shame about some areas being closed off but it did ruin our day. The church is beautiful and looking around the grounds of the convent inside and out was...  more »
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  • I’m absolutely blown away.. at first I thought it’s a tourist trap that doesn’t actually show you anything for your money but it just gets more and more and bigger and more impressive! Amazing place with very generous accessibility. You can discover endlessly on your own. More than worth it!!!
  • One convent worth paying the entry fee to visit. Enjoyed the many rooms and areas of the Convent. It’s amazing that they actually used to live in such grandiose places. Enjoyed it several times with our out of country guests.
  • It is an inspirating and interesting visit/tour. The Convent structure is huge, letting you feel greatness. It has many chambers, halls and gardens, some made of stones some are covered with the famous porcelain work. The hall of worship offers beautiful decorations.
  • Amazing place to visit in Tomar. That's a very ancient castle built by templars, and it's huge with a lot of sightseeing spots on the valley below. Totally recommend to go, although bare in mind that you may loose some time in finding a parking spot: it's usually pretty crowded during the summer, and you'll need to pay a small parking bill (1.2€ for one hour and a half)
  • Despite being under renovations, the convent is still a must visit in the center region of Portugal. The convent is rather famous for its outdoor window in Manuelina style, but you will find a lot of other breathtaking locations throughout your visit. If you plan to use a wheelchair or stroller you can easily navigate around the ground floor, but the upper ones are rather difficult/impossible to visit.

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