Convent of Christ in Tomar

Originally designed as a monument symbolizing the Reconquest, the Convent of the Knights Templar of Tomar (transferred in 1344 to the Knights of the Order of Christ) came to symbolize just the opposite during the Manueline period โ€“ the opening up of Portugal to other civilizations.

Since 1983 it is a Unesco site.

Thanks to Sandra for the postcards.

portogallo - tomar 2

portogallo - tomar 1

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