Convent of Christ, Tomar


Originally designed as a monument symbolizing the Reconquest, the Convent of the Knights Templar of Tomar (transferred in 1344 to the Knights of the Order of Christ) came to symbolize just the opposite during the Manueline period—the opening up of Portugal to other civilizations.

Cite this page as: UNESCO, "Convent of Christ, Tomar," in Smarthistory, May 27, 2021, accessed June 14, 2024,