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Convent of Christ

Estr. do Convento | Colinado Castelo, Tomar 2300-000, Portugal
+351 249 313 481
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Estr. do Convento | Colinado Castelo, Tomar 2300-000, Portugal
+351 249 313 481
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Tomas has not gained the same renown as Sintra, but this moorish castle turned cathedral has far more history, intrigue, and real art than anything in Sintra. A private guide would help, particularly one well-versed in the history of this amazingly well restored gem. The...More

Thank occdocbill
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited this historical complex en route to Batalha and thought it was very grand and a great introduction to what would be several more such historical convents/buildings/castles/monasteries. It's a bit off the beaten track, but we had a car which made it quite easy...More

Thank BKandCB
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very interesting site to see where the monks lives and worked. each room was dedicated to a differs task. very cool.

Thank JTL07825
Reviewed 6 days ago

Within the Templar castle walls is the Convent of Christ. A stop here is highly recommended, and well worth the detour off the main Portugal visitation routes. This is a quite large facility with a truly magnificent window carving as part of a beautiful church...More

Thank jfro1232017
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is THE highlight of Tomar and indeed worth a thorough visit. A very interesting site and beautifuuly preserved.

Thank yorams111
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Templar round temple, convent, old castle walls are all amazing. The paintings in the old temple are wonderful. The stone carvings are the best we have seen in Europe. The round chapel is similar to other Templar temples, like Temple Church in London. Be...More

Thank BlueRidgeTourist
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were taken there by "Tuk Lovers", based in Tomar main square, who provided vast amounts of information about the history and architecture.

Thank Judith E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing piece of history, beautifully preserved. Lovely gardens outside. A lot of walking but a must when you're close by!

Thank Aleksandra K
Reviewed 1 week ago

It´s no wonder that this Convent, founded by the Temple Knights, is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage, because it´s one of the few really impressive places you can find. It looks beautiful in photos, but it´s really superb when you get there in a...More

Thank southerntraveller49
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A UNESCO world heritage site - and no wonder ! Do not miss this if you are in the area. No description can do justice to this remarkable site

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Response from Magdalena7301 | Reviewed this property |
I believe it does
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4 February 2016|
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Response from Manuel M | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I think so! The company (Fatias de Cá) is great. I can tell as I've seen some of their plays. Just one note: They perform in Portuguese...
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25 June 2015|
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Response from kftw | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there was. There is also a little train that you can pick up at the town square and for 2E round trip will take you to the entrance.