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  • 1 Convent of Christ Window Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    P - Tomar

    The work of architect Diogo de Arruda between 1510 and 1513, this is the most striking example of the Manueline style anywhere in Portugal. From the roots of a cork-oak, supported by the bust of a captain, springs forth a twisting decoration that cli..

  • 2 Charola dos Templarios Recommended Recommended

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    P - Tomar

    Built in the 12C in emulation of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, this two-storey rotunda structure is internally octagonal and supported on eight pillars; a vaulted ambulatory separates the inner core from a polygonal (sixteen-sided) e..

  • 3 Convento de Cristo Recommended Recommended

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    Terreiro de Gualdim Pais P - 2300 Tomar

    At the top of the mound which dominates the town, the 12C walls enclose the buildings of the Convent of Christ whose construction lasted from the 12C to the 17C. This is a veritable museum of Portuguese architecture where the Romanesque, Gothic, Manu..

  • 4 Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Conceiçao

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    P - 2300 Tomar

    Located halfway up the slope, on the left, going down from the convent towards the town, this is an attractive Renaissance building with delicately sculpted capitals.

  • 5 Church of São João Baptista

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    Praça da República P - 2300 Tomar

    This is a Gothic building from the end of the 15C entered through a flamboyant doorway of great finesse by an unknown French artist.

  • 6 Synagogue

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    R. Joaquim Jacinto 73 P - 2300 Tomar

    Built between 1430 and 1460, it was only used as a place of worship until 1497, the date of the expulsion edict for the Jews issued by King Manuel. A Portuguese-Jewish museum is set up there and, in the worship room with its vault resting on pillars,..

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