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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

PORTUGAL - Convent of Christ in Tomar

"Originally designed as a monument symbolizing the Reconquest, the Convent of the Knights Templar of Tomar (transferred in 1344 to the Knights of the Order of Christ) came to symbolize just the opposite during the Manueline period – the opening up of Portugal to other civilizations." - http://whc.unesco.org

Postcard 1


 

"It's a beautiful piece of art", says Ana.
Thank you so much for sharing with me this postcard! =)


Postcard 2



Great view of the Convent!
Thank you so much Joao!

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