Saturday, August 14, 2010

Convent of Christ in Tomar

Exactly 1 week ago i was in Tomar with Susana "susanaportugal". We decided to have a mini-meeting and even if it was a mini-meeting, of course we signed a few cards, including for ourselves.
This wasn't my 1st time in Tomar but it was my 1st time visiting the Convent of Christ. I really wanted to visit it and i absolutely loved it.

"The Convent of the Order of Christ is a religious building and Roman Catholic building in Tomar, Portugal, 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." - in: wikipedia

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