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A town I have never heard about before and it became photographically one of my favourite places in Portugal. I have shared few photos from Tomar before here:
Looking through my archives, I feel as if I was there again. I suppose this is the main reason I love talking photos.

This photo presents the Convent of Christ (Portuguese: Convento de Cristo). From this angle you can see the Romanesque Round Church (12th century), which was later extended into the Manueline nave (15th century). The latter is better visible together with the beautiful Renaissance Cloister of John III (16th century) in my previous upload:

From Wikipedia:
The Convent of the Order of Christ 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.

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