Cloister of King D. João III in the Convent of Christ in Tomar

The Convent of Christ in the City of Tomar has eight cloisters. When I took photos of the convent I didn’t take notes of which was which, but after some research I found out that these photos below show us the cloister of the King of Portugal John III (D. João III), which was built, just like all the others, in the 15th and 16th centuries. Though this cloister started during the reign of the King D. João III, it was completed by Philip I, when Portugal lost its independence to Spain for 60 years.

Cloister of King D. João III at the Christ Convent in the City of Tomar

This is the Cloister of D. João III (King John III) of Portugal, started by this Portuguese monarch, but it finished by the Phillip II of Spain after Portugal lost its independence

 

Cloister of King John III at the Convent of Christ in the City of Tomar in Portugal

The Cloister of King John III of Portugal was started by the architect Diogo de Torralva in 1557 and completed by Filippo Terzi. In the centre of the cloister there is a fountain

 

Cloister at the Convent of Christ in the City of Tomar in Portugal

Another view of the Cloister of D. João III in the Convent of Christ in Tomar, which gives us an impressive display of the Manueline architecture, inspired in the Portuguese maritime adventures

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