A marked contrast to yesterday's post of the tiny synagogue in Tomar is the huge and elaborate Convento de Cristo, a monastic fortress and church built in 1160 by the Knights Templar, later known as the Knights of Christ. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and utterly spectacular.
One of the many cloisters
Decorated pillars of the central octagon of the church
Detail of external pillar carved in Manueline style
Stairs to the cellar
Window in the most sumptuous Manueline style.