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Praca da Republica, Tomar 2300-000, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

since I visited on a sunday morning ....the church was in service so no big walking around since the guys were busy in doing their exercises, but the big place in front of the church with the town hall is really impressive

Thank otmarwbaertl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Apparently it's big deal in local history, although good luck trying to find what that is. That might take a lot of time on Google.

Thank Plunkett07
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Nice looking church across from City Hall. Inside is modest, but not primitive. Why is one column different?

Thank faye57
Reviewed September 1, 2018

Simple (by Portuguese standards) but very elegant church right on the main square. Nice place to spend 30 minute while contemplating your feet on the Camino Portuguese

Thank JohntheLast
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Free entrance and located right in the center square. There were services going on when we arrived and it was lovely to hear them singing. A short visit but worth it if your already in Tomar.

Thank Lori_Riggins
Reviewed August 1, 2018

I call this the "Templar" church, and I guess the "romanticism" of the Templars misguided my expectations. I found this church pretty, and nice but nothing spectacular about it (to be fair, this is after visiting many churches in Lisbon, and Fatima, and the monastery...More

Thank greenham01
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

The Church tower boasts of an on time clock with a missing minute hand on the end of the City Templar square. One can sit at one of the alfresco dining cafés and enjoy the view.

Thank A B
Reviewed May 17, 2018

Good example of Portuguese architecture. Well restored paintings. Nasty touch with electric candles!!! for offerings. More information plaques needed or literature which could be purchased for an offering. In all pleasant experience but would not journey to Tomar just for this church but as a...More

Thank pollybangkok
Reviewed May 1, 2018

The Church of St. John the Baptist is situated on the Praça da República (Republic Square) in Tomar. It does not dominate the square, but adds a nice structure to this modest plaza. There is a noticeable contrast between the church and its clock tower....More

Thank Eitleoir
Reviewed November 22, 2017

Very curious church from early XVI century, later enlarged and altered, that combines elements from different periods and styles: late gothic, baroque and Manueline. The paintings adorning the walls are also from the XVI century.

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