The Gothic- and Moorish-styled chambers, cloisters, and hallways of Convent of Christ 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. Make your Tomar itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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Ao passar por Tomar o Convento foi a principal visita que queríamos fazer. A arquitectura é fantástica, cheio de detalhes e símbolos que nos deixaram surpreendidos. Não pensei que demorasse tanto na v... more »Passing through Tomar the convent was the main visit we wanted to make. The architecture is fantastic, full of details and symbols that left us surprised. I didn't think it would take so long to visit, the place is still big. We did not take the car to the convent because we had already read that the park was paid, really was the best we did, so allowed us to visit the place calmly and enjoy it to the fullest.
Every stone in this place has a history. It is amazing the work of the stone and the architecture. You need to see this convent . more »
Worth every star! What a spectacularly preserved complex. We thoroughly enjoyed poking into every nook and cranny here. The architecture is stunning. My son enjoyed exploring here, too (he's 7). My father who is older found it quite easy to get around the grounds. Nice that there is a cafe just outside the gates, and also inside. It offers a nice selection of snacks and drinks. Don't leave Tomar without a visit here.
A spectacular place. Over a hill overlooking the town, a well preserved mix of cloisters, chapels and gardens is one of the highlights of the whole Portugal. Don't miss the Chapel and the manueline window. On the lower floor you can visit the monks' kitchens while on the upper ones their cells. Not many tourists have discovered this place so you can have many rooms all for yourself at times. Totally recommended
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