Manueline style at the Convent of Christ in Tomar

The Manueline architectural style was inspired in the maritime voyages of the Portuguese navigators throughout the world and was widely employed at the Convent of Christ in Tomar. This architectural ornamentation was named after the Portuguese King Manuel I, because it was developed at the time of his reign. This unique style is possibly one of the reasons the Convent of Christ in Tomar is now part of the UNESCO World Heritage. This style is clearly seen in the photos of these ceilings at the convent. Some of the elements include the armillary sphere, anchors, ropes and other elements related to the sea and the places the Portuguese visited in their maritime adventures about 500 years ago.

Manueline style at the Convent of Christ in the City of Tomar

Ceiling at the Convent of Christ in tomar, using the Manueline architectural style, inspired in the Portuguese maritime adventures of the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries

 

Manueline style ceiling at the Convent of Christ in the City of Tomar

This ceiling built in the Manueline style, show elements related to the sea, such as the armillary sphere, ropes and vegetation of the places the Portuguese visited in their maritime discoveries

 

Manueline style and the Knights Templar cross in the City of Tomar

Among others, one of the elements shown in this ceiling at the Convent of Christ in Tomar, is the Knights Templars cross. The Knights Templars lived in the Castle of Tomar and in the Convent

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