Convent of Christ (Tomar) World Heritage Site

Cultural heritage monument in Tomar, Portugal

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Convent of Christ
Convento de Cristo
Castelo dos Templários e Convento de Cristo,Tomar, Portugal.jpg
A view of the Convent and Castle complex of Tomar
General information
TypeMonastery
Architectural styleManueline
LocationTomar (São João Baptista) e Santa Maria dos Olivais
Town or cityTomar
CountryPortugal
Coordinates39°36′17″N 8°25′3″W / 39.60472°N 8.41750°W / 39.60472; -8.41750Coordinates: 39°36′17″N 8°25′3″W / 39.60472°N 8.41750°W / 39.60472; -8.41750
Opened1160
OwnerPortuguese Republic
Official nameConvent of Christ in Tomar
CriteriaCultural: (i), (vi)
Reference265
Inscription1983 (7th session)

The Convent of Christ (Portuguese: Convento de Cristo/Mosteiro de Cristo) is a former Roman Catholic convent in Tomar, Portugal. Originally a 12th-century Templar stronghold, when the order was dissolved in the 14th century the Portuguese branch was turned into the Knights of the Order of Christ, that later supported Portugal's maritime discoveries of the 15th century. The convent and castle complex is a historic and cultural monument and was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983.


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