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Convent of Christ

Description

The Convent of the Order of Christ -construction of which occurred between the 12th and the 17th centuries -, the monument inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List has one of the most expressive testimonies to the history of Portuguese architecture. These are the church’s Romanesque “charola”, the cloister of King D. João III, and the famous Manueline window at the Chapter House.
This huge structure, including its seven cloisters and different monastic constructions, stands adjacent to the old wall – Mata dos Sete Montes, an area of significant natural and landscape value.