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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank alexia_485
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gakeitse
Reviewed July 9, 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...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

Be sure to find the emblem of the cup of Christ. There is also a place in the floor that covers an entrance to a tunnel.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank _meallenlaw
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Inside the church, we got an amazing tour from the woman working there who explained the history of the church, its possessions and pointed out everything that was original to the Templars. There is so much history inside that you need to visit and walk...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RenandIssey
Reviewed May 1, 2018

There is a burial slab marking the internment of a Knight Templar that is over 800 years old in this simple, yet elegant church. There is a nice rose window installed above the entrance to the church. The interior contains wonderful decorative tiles, an especially...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Eitleoir
Reviewed April 30, 2018

This church is worth a stop when you are in the area. It is small and very pretty. This was the church of the Knights of Templar.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank WiMadcitytraveler
Reviewed November 22, 2017

This church has a very long and troubled history, as troubled as was the history of the Order of the Templars. It's also the only church I know, so far, that had it's very own defensive tower! Plain as it is, it's still worth a...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Fernando P
Reviewed June 18, 2017

The church is quite renovated on the inside, but if you are interested in the Templars of Tomar it is worth a visit, as this was their burial church. Interesting also for getting a sense of medieval Tomar, as its location marks the end of...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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