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Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista

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Address: Praca da Republica, Tomar 2300-550, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 24 931 2611

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Amazing at night.

The square in which this church is situated is surrounded by bars and restaurants. It makes a perfect backdrop.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Silversurfer2013
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Derry, United Kingdom

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Derry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The square in which this church is situated is surrounded by bars and restaurants. It makes a perfect backdrop.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista is set within Tomar's picturesque central square opposite the impressive 17th century town hall. Its octagonal bell tower and beautiful Manueline architectural style make for wonderful photo opportunities. The intricately carved stone entranceway and velvet curtain acting as an outer 'door' is quite befitting of this Templar town.

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Palmerton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

This is a lovely church, much prettier on the inside than the outside might suggest. It's set in a gorgeous town square complete with a small bird bath for the local pigeons.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This is a lovely Church if you want to spend a little time in peaceful surroundings. The alter is quite something and must be seen. Not worth visiting Tomar if you ignore this building.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Easily found in the middle of town with a nice cafe facing so you can people watch. Happened to be there for the sunday mass so saw the elegant side of the sunday best.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Located at the main square ,it's a small church but it's the main one in Tomar. The altar is very beautiful with an arch very nicely decorated.

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Vicenza, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

Really nice church located in the main square of Tomar, with a beautiful Manueline Bell Tower and Portal. The square itself is particularly nice too.

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Church of Sao Joao Baptiste is the centerpiece of the Praca da Republica, or main square of Tomar. Built in the 1400's, the church has a beautiful entrance, high ornate spire, and original artwork by Portuguese painter G. Lopes. Worth a visit on your way to the Templars Castle and Convento de Cristo which sit on a hill high above... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We stopped in this church near Christmas and it was full of activity. On the black and white main square of Tomar. Worth a visit and a prayer.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This church is in the main square. When you enter you have the crown of a traditional party that Tomar have every four years, it's called "Festa dos Tabuleiros". Inside you have amazing paintings from very well-known artists.

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