Wet day around the Church of São João Baptista in Tomar

It rained quite a bit that day around the area where the Church of São João Batista in Tomar was built in the 12th century. Well it rained all over town really, but I was at Praça da República where this church is located, and also roaming around the old part of the city with an umbrella and my camera. It’s almost unbelievable that this place of worship has been there for more than 800 years! Countless number of people have already gone, lost in the mist of time, and here I was in a rainy day looking at such a old construction, which hopefully will still be there long after I’m gone.

Wet day at the Church of São João Baptista in the City of Tomar

Rainy day around the area where the Church of São João Baptista (Saint John the Baptist) in the City of Tomar, was constructed more than 800 years ago

 

Wet day around the Church of São João Baptist in Tomar

Raining or not, kings, nobleman and people of all walks of life have visited this place of worship for centuries, and this very old building from the middle ages is still here

 

Rainy day at the Church of São João Baptista in the City of Tomar

It might be raining but the Manueline style portal at the Church of São João Baptista is still remarkable, and if you run from the rain and go inside you will be delighted by its gothic/manueline ornamentation

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