Charola or Round Church in the Convent of Christ in Tomar

In these photos below you can see the garden of the Convent of Christ (Convento de Cristo) in the City of Tomar, Portugal, as well as the Charola also known as Round Church. The Charola was built by the Knights Templar in the 12th century and it is said to be modeled in the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. However the paintings and some statues decorating the Charola are from the 16th century. As you can see, these photos are from the outside of the Round Church but when you get inside, you’ll notice that the Charola is not exactly round but octagonal, supported by eight pillars. As I go along building this site, I will publish more photos of this magnificent historical church, especially from the inside.

Round Church at Christ's Convent in Tomar in Portugal

I was a beautiful day when I visited the Convent of Christ and the Castle of Tomar. In the distance you can see the Charola, also known as Round Church

 

Charola or Round Church in Tomar, Portugal

The Charola or Round Church in the City of Tomar in Portugal, was built by the Knights Templar in the 12th century, modeled in the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem

 

Round Church in Tomar in Portugal

This is a close up of the Charola in Convent of Christ in Tomar. Inside it is octagonal supported by eight pillars

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