Igreja de Santa Maria dos Olivais

Igreja de Santa Maria dos Olivais, Tomar

Igreja de Santa Maria dos Olivais

Igreja de Santa Maria dos Olivais
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Mike K
Phoenix, AZ1,326 contributions
Tomar
Oct 2019 • Couples
It is such a quaint little town. If you were to remove the cars and electric lines you could easily imagine yourself back hundreds of years. The Church of Santa Maria has the same feeling. It is beautiful, but it is lived in. One fills blessed to be allowed a brief intrusion
Written October 13, 2019
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JDA60
Virginia Beach, VA648 contributions
A simple but beautiful church
Oct 2019 • Couples
Built as a burial grounds to the Grand Masters of the Order of Christ, it is a simple but beautiful church with a lot of history, surrounded by Olive Trees, and well maintained.
Written October 3, 2019
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Caz C
Ansiao, Portugal772 contributions
Great place to learn about the past
Sep 2019
An impressive church which is steeped in history. Packed with interesting nooks and crannies. A great place to visit if you want to learn more about the Knights Templar.
Written September 18, 2019
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930patricia
Montreal, Canada11 contributions
Beautiful church
Jul 2019
.The church has the burial site of the head of the templars..Quiet religious feeling in the church. Goth structure inside.
Written August 18, 2019
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Katrien S
Ghent, Belgium1,983 contributions
Most beautiful church in Tomar
Jun 2019 • Couples
This is the church used by the knights, living in the castle on top of the hill. Most of the grandmasters were buried in this church, but their graves are mostly gone as they were nothing fancy. This is easily the most beautiful and serene church in Tomar, both inside and outside. The outside and separate bell tower used to be a Roman defence tower.
Written June 18, 2019
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Ongwendy
Singapore, Singapore12 contributions
A special place
May 2019 • Solo
A really special place. Many would note how simple it is compared to the Romanesque church in the castle but this place has a very special aura about it.
Written May 29, 2019
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savedade
Mankato, MN2,612 contributions
Hard to Rate After the Convento de Cristoa
Dec 2018 • Solo
With all the wow of the Convento de Cristo, Santa Maria Church falls a bit flat. It is nice but nothing ravishing. I am glad I popped in but was expecting more. The convent definitely upstages this church in the historical center.
Written December 21, 2018
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Alexia
8 contributions
Don´t miss this Church if you go to Tomar
Nov 2018 • Family
Tomar is a small town so you can go walking everywhere. It is a very nice walk to get there from the city center. Make sure you visit it before 12h00.
Written November 19, 2018
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Gakeitse
London, UK1,396 contributions
Simply beautiful
Oct 2018
Allegedly connected to the Knights Templar Castle/Convento do Cristo by a secret tunnel, we now walk above ground to see this beautiful church. And it’s well worth it. A number of Knights are reportedly buried here and symbols of the Order are evident throughout. A modern set of regular, wooden steps now overlay part of the older, irregular and steeper ones, thus making the steep entry less hazardous!
Written October 24, 2018
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ana s
Lisboa20 contributions
Always a place to go back... in time and in memories
Jul 2018
place full of history and often underavaluated. you know that this church was the headquarter of all the churches abroad during our colonial period? It has a precious image with Mary holding Jesus and at the same time being hold by her mother, Ana? And the Templar Master, D. Gualdim Pais, is buried here. Why? also the church of the templars in Portugal..
Written July 9, 2018
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