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São João Baptista, Tomar

Photo © Filipe Ribeiro. View all images in our São João Baptista Photo Gallery.
Photo © Filipe Ribeiro.
Photo © Filipe Ribeiro.

The Igreja de São João Baptista (Church of St. John the Baptist) in Tomar is a 15th-century church built by King Manuel I. It is worth a quick look inside for its black-and-white diamond mosaics and white-and-gold Baroque altar. One of the chapels on the right side of the nave is faced with antique tiles.

Quick Facts on São João Baptista

Site Information
Names:Church of St. John the Baptist; Igreja de São João Baptista; São João Baptista; São João Baptista, Tomar
Faiths:Christianity; Catholic
Dates:15th C
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Tomar, Portugal
Coordinates:39.603109° N, 8.411708° W  (view on Google Maps)
Lodging:View hotels near this location
Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

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  1. Frommer's Portugal, 18th edition.

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Title:São João Baptista, Tomar
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:04/06/2009
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