While walking the Caminho Portuguese, we visited Tomar because of its historical significance, and were not disappointed. The church is just outside the the center of the city, but well worth the short walk and the perfect complement to a tour of the Templar castle. Its historical significance, once explained, is incredible. When we first arrived at the church, it... 更多
This is worth a visit - to see the Chapel of Mary, visiting the sacred feminine. Simple architecture but beautiful. Also whilst you are there donate some money as some of the roof is leaking and needs some restoration.
Located on the opposite side of Rio Nabao (from the old medieval town), this modest church is the final resting place of Gualdim Pais, founder of Tomar. There are also tombs of roughly 20 Knights Templar here along with several Grand Masters. There are many hidden symbols of the Order located within the church. There is usually someone available to... 更多
After a while, generally in europe you can't see too many more churches. but this was in the piazza and it was easy to pop in just at the end of the service. Do in truth I was enjoying people watching, as they dress very smart to go to church. Pretty church worth a visit.
Wonderful Church to behold from the outside, quite simple on the inside, but if one reads the historic background before arrival, it will mean so much more to see the church and to walk around inside of it. Its from the 1300, its a Templar Knight church and a National Monument, with links to Cristo Convento, UNESCO, nearby. 22 master... 更多
It's not a rich church, but full of history. There is a very nice guide that is able to tell its history and also some of the tales related to Templars...
A beautifully simple Templar church. We were told that the church at the Convento de Christo would have been this restrained when it was built. Look out for the builders' marks on the pillars - a couple of letter 'B's on two of the pillars on the right hand side, and more near the altar.
In this church, there are the tumb of the most importante Mestre Templário in Portugla (Gualdim-Pais)