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Convento de Cristo

Convent of Christ

 

Tomar - Portugal

 

 

The Convent of the Order of Christ (Portuguese: Convento de Cristo), in Tomar, was originally a Templar stronghold built in the 12th century. After the Order of the Knights Templar was dissolved in the 14th century, the Portuguese branch of the order was turned into the Knights of the Order of Christ, which supported Portugal's maritime discoveries of the 15th century.

The Convent of Christ of Tomar is one of Portugal's most important historical and artistic monuments and has been in the World Heritage list of UNESCO since 1983.

 

 

 

O Convento de Cristo , histórico monumento na cidade de Tomar classificado pela UNESCO como Património Mundial, pertenceu à Ordem dos Templários. Fundado em 1162 pelo Grão-Mestre dos Templários, dom Gualdim Pais, o Convento de Cristo ainda conserva recordações desses monges cavaleiros e dos herdeiros do seu cargo, a Ordem de Cristo, os quais fizeram deste edifício a sua sede.

 

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Taken on September 12, 2006