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Convent of Christ in Tomar
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Convent of Christ in Tomar

Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Portugal
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.
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