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Convent of Christ
Location Terreiro Gualdim Pais
2300- TOMAR
District:Santarém
County :Tomar
Parish:São João Batista
Contacts Tel:249315089
Fax:249322730
Email:geral@ccristo.dgpc.pt

The construction of the Convent of Christ began in the 14th century and proceeded through the following centuries until the 18th century, integrating several artistic European and Portuguese trends. The octagonal shaped church (carola), revealing Templar inspiration, remained from the former building and stands out as a rare example in European architecture. The Temple Order was dissolved by Papal decree and their several belongings were transferred to the Order of Christ, created by King D. Dinis to replace the former one. Infante D. Henrique and the Kings D. Manuel and D. João III paid a lot of attention to this building. The Window of Chapter Room, designed by Diogo de Arruga, is charged with symbolism, standing out as a major example of Manueline style. Other cloisters (Filipes cloisters) depict Mannerism and Renaissance influences. In 1983/1984, Convent of Christ complex was classified as World Heritage.

www.conventocristo.pt

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Responsable: IPPAR - Instituto Português do Património Arquitectónico Português

Year of construction: XIV Centur

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MORE INFORMATION

Responsable: IPPAR - Instituto Português do Património Arquitectónico Português

Year of construction: XIV Centur

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

Localização Terreiro Gualdim Pais
2300- TOMAR
Distrito:Santarém
County:Tomar
Parish:São João Batista
Contactos Tel:249315089
Fax:249322730
Email:geral@ccristo.dgpc.pt
www.conventocristo.pt

If any of the information is incorrect, please send an email to lifecooler office

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