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“One of Portugal’s Wonders!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Convento da Ordem de Cristo

Convento da Ordem de Cristo
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Semi-Private Tour from Lisbon: The Old World of The Templars
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Tomar
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Vancouver, Canada
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“One of Portugal’s Wonders!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

No wonder this site has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Portugal's Seven Wonders. Convento de Cristo is a religious and Roman Catholic building, originally a Templar stronghold built in the 12th century. After the Order of the Knights Templar was dissolved in the 14th century, the Portuguese branch of the order was turned into the Knights of the Order of Christ, which supported Portugal's maritime discoveries of the 15th century.
The exterior and interior architecture of the Convent is totally impressive and the Round Church is an absolute jewel. The castle and Convent of Christ have examples of Romanesque, Gothic, Manueline and Renaissance architectural styles.
The admission fee is 6 euros, but if you intend to visit the rest of the UNESCO sites nearby, which is highly recommended, it’s worth it if you purchase the combined ticket of 15 euros that allows entrance to these 3 sites (Alcobaca Monastery, Batalha Monastery and Convent of Christ). At Alcobaca’s ticket booth they accept credit card payments.

Visited September 2012
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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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“Fascinating”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

Very interesting indeed! We were lucky to have a guide which helped alot. A little gem in the middle of nowwhere really.

Visited November 2012
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Montpellier, France
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“A wonderful place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

A wonderful place to visit. Lots of history and the convent is amazing. Very Portuguese with lovely blue and white tiles in some of the rooms.

Visited November 2012
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Australia
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“Exceptional building”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

This building could be used as a movie set with original kitchens vast corridors, courtyards and aquaduct. Don't be deceived by the exterior as the history and condition of the building will impress.

Visited October 2012
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Tomar, Portugal
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“Magical insight into the history of this wonderful place.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

I recently took part in a private guided tour of this wonderful historical site. Once home to The Knights Templar of Portugal.

World UNESCO site.

A guide took me though all the history step by step along the way and I found it a wonderful and enjoyable experience.

A must to see when visiting this area.

Visited October 2012
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