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Convent of Christ
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Medieval Templeorder convent - extremely beautiful views over Tomar and surroundings - beautiful example of medieval castle & you can feel the wings of history here.

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

We loved our visit to the Convento de Cristo. We went there in the summer. Walked through the gardens, all the interior rooms and there are lots of things to see! It's like you got back in time, right into the past. To end our visit we had a local dessert: "Fatias de Tomar" - divine!

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Reviewed June 21, 2013

As you enter you immediatly know you gonna learn a lot, if you look around! Several diferent parts of portuguese history are a bit everywhere, and everything is very well preerved. Worth a visit, by yourself, or with family!

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Reviewed June 19, 2013

You can drive up to this convent which is set within the Tomar castle, or if fit, you can walk up from the main square (Praca do Republica). You can walk round the walls of the ruined castle and in the garden for free and then pay about €6 to go inside - or it is free on Sunday mornings.
We take all our visitors here and all have been very impressed. The views alone are worth the climb! The "cells" remind you of the Cadfael books and the church in the centre is beautiful with wall paintings, statues, etc. Even children enjoy climbing up the winding staircase to the roof!
There are toilets inside the convent and a small cafe. Please do not go in wearing short-shorts and low cut tops.

Thank BWPortugal
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Definitely a combination of the most beautiful architecture, carvings and tile work in one unique building that we came across in Portugal. The convent is lovingly maintained and open to the public to roam and enjoy. It is a must see in Tomar.

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