Inside the Convent of Christ in the City of Tomar in Portugal

The Convent of Christ in terms of architectural styles is a mix of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance but the Manueline style which is a specific Portuguese architectural style based on late Gothic is the dominant one. The convent of Christ was built in the 12th century and was a stronghold of the Templars. Later the Convent of the Knights Templar became the Convent of Christ, taking the name of the new order formed in the 14th century.

Inside the Convent of Christ in the City of Tomar in Portugal

Photos shot inside the Convent of Christ in Tomar. This is one of the most prestigious monuments of Portugal

 

Convent of Christ in the City of Tomar is part of the Unesco World Heritage

The Convent of Christ of Tomar in the City of Tomar in Portugal was included in the World Heritage list of UNESCO in 1983.

 

Manueline style at the Christ Convent in the City of Tomar

The style used in this magnificent monument in Tomar, was called Manueline, which a Portuguese architectural style based on late Gothic. It incorporates maritime elements of the maritime voyages of Portuguese navigators like Vasco da Game and Pedro Alvares Cabral

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