The cityscape of Tomar, located in the centre of Portugal, is dominated by a huge monumental complex, the Monastery of the Knights Templar of Tomar, which stands on a hill. It is not only a monument, it includes a castle, its national forests (known as Mata dos Sete Montes), a home (Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao) and a canal (Pegoe). It is the main feature of the identity of the city, and this unity has been preserved.
The castle and monastery are great examples of various architectural styles, including Roman Gothic, Manueline and Renaissance. Walking through the outer walls, exploring the castle, gardens, cloister and other areas of the Monastery of Christ Tomar, you will get a sense of the strong history and importance that it played in Portuguese history. If you are looking for some cultural and religious wealth that offers amazing examples of the various artistic and architectural styles, then the monastery is the perfect place to visit.
The Monastery of Christ in Tomar has a rich architecture and religious history, an aspect that illustrates the cultural history of Tomar. The castle and monastery were the seat of the Knights Templar from 1314 and of the Order of Christ from 1357. The monastery is situated on a hill with the inner walls of the castle, where the Templars once ruled the city.
The monastery of Christ is among the most beautiful Portuguese monuments, a monument that has been influenced by various architectural styles: Romanesque, Gothic, Manueline and Renaissance over the centuries. The castle was built in 1160 and the entire area has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The construction of the monastery was led by the famous architect Joao de Castilho and extended from the 12th to the 17th century.
As has already been mentioned, the Grand Master of the Knights Templar Gualdim Pai was responsible in the 12th century for the construction of the castle of Christ Monastery. Two centuries later, the castle became part of the Order of Christ and the Portuguese State.
Ilya Burlak 400 USA 19 Jun 19 The Monastery of Christ in Tomar is the oldest monastic triangle in Portugal and a World Heritage Site (the other two, Alcobaca and Batalha, were founded in the 12th century). The famous round church of the monastery was built after the model of the church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem in the 12th century. The Con-Christuskloster in Tomar was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. The monastery was the headquarters of the Templars when it was founded in 1160.
The Monastery of Christ in Tomar was built and improved over several centuries in various styles, and its construction became a symbol of Portugal’s opening up to different civilizations. The design of the monument symbolizes the recapture of the monastery by the Knights Templar of Tomar, which was transferred in 1344 to the Order of Christ, which symbolized the opposite of the Manueline period and the opening of the country to other civilizations.
The Convento da Ordem Cristo (Convent of Christ Order) in Tomar, built by the Knights Templar on the volatile Muslim-Christian border of the 1160s, is Portugal’s unique monastic fortress. The monumental complex, perched on a hill and known as the Monastery of Christ, was built five centuries ago and symbolised Portuguese maritime expansion during the Manueline period in the 16th century. Founded in 1160 by order of the Templars, the complex was supposed to symbolize the reconquerors.
The building took five centuries to complete and transformed the Convento da Ordem de Cristo (Convent of the Order of Christ) in Tomar, Portugal from a Knights Templar gallery into a Portuguese architectural style.
The Convent of Christ (Convento de Cristo) in Tomar, Portugal is a former Roman Catholic monastery that is now a World Heritage Site UNESCO. The Convento da Cristo, the monastery of the Order of Christ in Tomara, was built in the 1160s by Gualdim Pai, Provincial Master of the Order of Christ.
In the 12th century, the Convento de Cristo in Tomar, Portugal, was a monastery of the Knights Templar of Tomar. The monastery was assigned to the Order of Christ in 1344 and symbolised the opposite of the Manueline period and the opening of Portugal to other civilisations. The Knights Templar disbanded, and control of the monastery passed to the Order of Christ in 13 44.
The heart of the monastery is the 12th century rotunda, an oratory of the Templars, inspired by the rotunda of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. It is one of 17 Portuguese UNESCO World Heritage Sites and one of only ten to be seen on a ten-day Portugal road trip.
The Convent of Christ (Convento de Cristo) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is probably the best thing to see when visiting Portugal. The monastery is located on the hills above the city of Tomar and covers 45 hectares and was founded in the 12th century by Knights Templar.
The 12th century Templars were the stronghold of the Order, which was disbanded in the 14th century, but the Portuguese branch turned to the Order of Christ to support Portugal’s maritime discoveries in the 15th century. The castle complex of the Christ Monastery is a historical and cultural monument that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983. The Knights Templar were suppressed in the 12th century, but they were reintroduced as the Order of Christ in Portugal.
The Monastery of Christ is the name of the monumental ensemble consisting of the Templar Castle of Tomar, the Monastery of Christ, the Monastery of the Revival, the Monastery Wall (known as the Seven Hills), the Forest of the Immaculate Conception, the Hermitage and the Aqueduct of the Monastery (also known as the Pegoe Aqueduct).
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