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Convent of Christ in Tomar
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Convent of Christ in Tomar

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Portugal
Description:
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.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Convent of Christ in Tomar", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.