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.
Tours To Convent of Christ
Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $96
Duration: 9 hours
Following the Templar Trail Small Group Tour from Lisbon BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $115
Duration: 8 hours
Templar Knights PRIVATE Full Day Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $169
Duration: 7 to 9 hours
Convent of Christ Reviews
This was stunning! Well preserved piece of history and the location is ultimate. Must see while visiting here. more »
We visited here in the summer and were blown away by the sheer beauty and history of this place. If you don't take a guide (which was free!) you waste your time in my opinion as you simply can't... 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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