Charola dos Templarios

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Built in the 12C in emulation of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, this two-storey rotunda structure is internally octagonal and supported on eight pillars; a vaulted ambulatory separates the inner core from a polygonal (sixteen-sided) exterior. The paintings decorating it are by 16C Portuguese artists; several wood statues date from the same period. Built by Diogo de Arruda between 1510 and 1515, the nave is remarkable for the exuberance of its Manueline decoration.

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Convento de Cristo
Convento de Cristo
On top of the mound which dominates the
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Convent of Christ Window
Convent of Christ Window
The work of architect Diogo de Arruda
Church of São João Baptista
Church of São João Baptista
This is a Gothic building from the end
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Synagogue
Synagogue
Built between 1430 and 1460, it was only
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Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Conceiçao
Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Conceiçao
Located halfway up the slope, on the
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Convento de Cristo
Convento de Cristo
On top of the mound which dominates the
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Convent of Christ Window
Convent of Christ Window
The work of architect Diogo de Arruda
Church of São João Baptista
Church of São João Baptista
This is a Gothic building from the end
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Other ideas « Art and Culture »

Convento de Cristo
Convento de Cristo
On top of the mound which dominates the
1:00
Convent of Christ Window
Convent of Christ Window
The work of architect Diogo de Arruda
Church of São João Baptista
Church of São João Baptista
This is a Gothic building from the end
0:15
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