Church of São João Baptista in Tomar

The Church of São João Baptista in Tomar, Portugal, which in english is Saint John the Baptist, is located in the Republic Square (Praça da República) near the Town Council (Câmara Municipal de Tomar). It was built in the 12th Century which makes it as old as the Castle of the Knights Templar. Both Henry the Navigator (Infante D. Henrique) and King Manuel I (Rei D. Manuel I), improved this church. The former enlarged it and the latter gave it a gothic (Manueline style) facade. Unfortunately I didn’t have the opportunity to take photos inside. I was told that it wasn’t allowed, but I hope that one day they will make an exception for this site.

Church of Sao Joao Batista in Tomar

Church of Saint John the Baptist in the City of Tomar in Portugal

 

Church of Saint John the Baptist

Church of Sao Joao Baptista in Tomar, located in the Republic Square (Praça da República)

 

Manueline style church in Tomar, Portugal

Church of Sao Joaoa Baptista in Tomar with a Manueline style (gothic) facade

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