Convent of Christ in Tomar

UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
LocationTomar (Santarem)
CoordinatesN39 36 16.992 W8 25 3
Inscription Date1983
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo represent a masterpiece of human creative genius
CriteriaTo be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions; with ideas; or with beliefs; with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance
Unesco Reference Number265
DescriptionOriginally 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.
StatusWorld Heritage Site