Convento de Cristo, Tomar
~ Convent of the Order of Christ
"The Convent of the Order of Christ ("Convento de Cristo") is originally a Templar stronghold built in the 12th century. After the Order of the Knights Templar was dissolved in the 14th century, the Portuguese branch of the order was turned into the Knights of the Order of Christ, which supported Portugal's maritime discoveries of the 15th century."
Convento de Cristo, Tomar (UNESCO site):
Tomar, Região Centro, Portugal 09/2012
Credit: ines saraiva / Flickr