Convento de Cristo, Tomar

4.8
#1 of 36 in Things to do in Tomar
Must see · World heritage site · Religious Site · Church
Create an itinerary including Convento de Cristo
The Gothic- and Moorish-styled chambers, cloisters, and hallways of Convento de Cristo reflect the era of the Templars, Knights of the Order of Christ, and lavishly dressed royals. Meticulously crafted over the course of centuries (since the year 1160), the convent was adorned with extensive wall art, decorative windows, extravagant tiles, colorful gardens, and complex ornaments from top to bottom. Walk through its tall rooms and seemingly endless labyrinths of hallways, and view the Romanesque church, filled with Gothic paintings, gargoyles, and religious sculptures. Outside, explore the gardens filled with trees, flowers, arched passages, fountains, and tombs. To visit Convento de Cristo and get the most from your holiday in Tomar, create itinerary details personal to you using our Tomar holiday planner.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Tours to Convento de Cristo

Convento de Cristo reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 5.0
3,207 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • Dating to 1160, the Convent of Christ was the home and stronghold of the powerful Knights Templar, a Catholic military order founded in 1118. Following the dissolution of the Templars in the early... 
    Dating to 1160, the Convent of Christ was the home and stronghold of the powerful Knights Templar, a Catholic military order founded in 1118. Following the dissolution of the Templars in the early...  more »
  • One of the best castle complexes I have seen. Period. The grounds are fantastic, with a great wall I scampered up and down like a 6 year old. Nice gardens. The castle and convent buildings are... 
    One of the best castle complexes I have seen. Period. The grounds are fantastic, with a great wall I scampered up and down like a 6 year old. Nice gardens. The castle and convent buildings are...  more »
Google
  • 15 min walk from the city to the castle. Uphill, so be prepared. Orange tree are growing in castle's fields: awesome smell from it's flowers. The castle and the convent are history rich as they have influences from diferent eras and architects. Overall a great exploratory and historic experience on a Templar' land.
  • Absolutely a must see in Central Portugal. 3-stars given because they state the convent is wheelchair accessible, which is merely like 20% true. This directly affected our visit.

Plan your trip to Tomar

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.