Originally a Roman town, then one inhabited by the Moors, Tomar is a city layered with history. There many sites to visit here, including the Convento de Cristo. It was originally associated with the Knights Templar, until their order was dissolved by the pope in the early 1300s, and at that point it came under the jurisdiction of the Order of Christ. Over the centuries, various Portuguese kings have added their own touch to this architectural masterpiece.
Since we haven't had a chance to visit Tomar yet, I found this brief film tour of the convent that I thought you might enjoy.
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Harold is a former software engineer. Jana is an author. Together they're exploring their new life in Portugal.