Convento de Cristo

Initially belonged to the order of the temple and went on, in the reign of King Dinis, to the order of Christ. This is one of the major monuments of national architecture, where all steps aesthetic, from the 12th century to the 18TH CENTURY, are profusely documented. The Cloister of King João III, the main Cloister of the convent of Christ, considered the most monumental and beautiful work of the Renaissance, undertaken by architect Diogo de Torralva. Enhance also the cloister of washes and the cloister of d. Henrique, dating back to the first half of the 15th century, the cloister of Santa Bárbara, the cloister of Micha (1528), the cloister of the Hostels consisting of two floors (1541) and finally the cloister of crows. Consisting of seven cloisters and other buildings, contains within it notable works of architecture. One of the symbols of greater cultural interest is the Chapter House window, one of the high points of Manueline art in Portugal. The convent was considered world heritage by UNESCO in 1984.
This work was enhanced by the actions of the Infante d. Henrique, King Manuel I and John III. In the 12th century it was a quaint octagonal cloister with influences from the Middle East, having been adapted the chancel of the new Manueline construction in the 13th century. Highlight that, until the reign of King John III, intervened in the Convent, masters such as Diogo de Arruda, João de Castilho, Diogo Torralva and Philip Terzi.


Igreja do Castelo Templário


  • 6.00€
  • Easy external parking
  • Convents & Monasteries
  • Visitable (no guide), Bar/snack-bar, Shop/store, Visitable (with a guide)

    opening hours


  • monday: 09:00-17:30
  • tuesday: 09:00-17:30
  • thursday: 09:00-17:30
  • wednesday: 09:00-18:30
  • friday: 09:00-17:30
  • saturday: 09:00-17:30
  • sunday: 09:00-18:30

  • Winter

  • monday: 09:00-18:30
  • tuesday: 09:00-18:30
  • thursday: 09:00-18:30
  • wednesday: 09:00-17:30
  • friday: 09:00-18:30
  • saturday: 09:00-18:30
  • sunday: 09:00-17:30

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