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Convento de Cristo: Tomar - Convento de Cristo

Tomar - Convento de Cristo

Okay, so it's a really bad picture, but... It was taken from an adjacent hill. The only reason I include it is because it provides an idea of the location of the main section of the convent. The view is South, so right is West and left is East. The tower on the left, or East, is the Torre de Catarina, Queen Catherine's Tower, in the Alcacova (fortress) section of the compound. The round building with the bell tower, just right of center, is the Charola, the oratory used by the Knights. To the right of the Charola is the church, with it's famous "Rose" window on the West wall.

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