Photographer's Note

This is my second upload from Tomar.
It presents the Convent of Christ (Portuguese: Convento de Cristo).
The tiny square in the foreground is surrounded by beautiful Renaissance Cloister of John III (16th century). On the very top you can see the Romanesque Round Church (12th century), which was later extended into the Manueline nave to the left (15th century).

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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