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Convent of Christ - A Photo Montage

The presence of the Knights Templar was prolific in Portugal. Their headquarters in Tomar is a beautiful combination of Christian and Moorish influence.

When the Templars starting becoming wealthy, the Convent of Christ became more ornate.

Inside the ornate Templar's cathedral (Photo by Sona Schmidt-Harris)

The symbols of the Templars on the cathedral ceiling.

Fine craftsmanship of a staircase in the Convent of Christ (Photo by Sona Schmidt-Harris)

The Templars provided space to protect the citizens of Tomar when they were under threat. The space remains to this day.


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