Convento de Cristo, Tomar

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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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  • What a magnificent place! Well worth the visit! And we bought the circle ticket for Convento de Cristo, Alcobaça and Batalha for €15 and it’s valid for 1 year. They are all like 20min drive from each....  more
    What a magnificent place! Well worth the visit! And we bought the circle ticket for Convento de Cristo, Alcobaça and Batalha for €15 and it’s valid for 1 year. They are all like 20min drive from each....  more »
  • from knights exemplar, paragons of virtue/might —> pariahs, persecuted, burned alive; exhilaratingly fast rise/fall.... 
    from knights exemplar, paragons of virtue/might —> pariahs, persecuted, burned alive; exhilaratingly fast rise/fall....  more »
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  • 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.
  • 15 min walk from the city to the castle. Uphill, so be prepared. Orange tree are growing in castle's fields: awesome smell from it's flowers. The castle and the convent are history rich as they have influences from diferent eras and architects. Overall a great exploratory and historic experience on a Templar' land.

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