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Tomar is a city of some 20.000 inhabitants in Portugal. It is located in Tomar Municipality, that has a total area of 351 square km and a total population of 40.674 residents. The municipality is composed of 16 parishes, and is located in the Santarem District. The town of Tomar was born inside the walls of the Convento de Cristo, constructed under the order of Gualdim de Pais, the fourth grand master of the Knights Templar, in the late 12th century. Tomar is a great holiday destination, where you can learn more interesting information on the culture and history of the surrounding area and Portugal as well.
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Castle and Convent of the order of Christ is a religious building and Roman Catholic building in Tomar, Portugal. Originally, the castle was a Templar stronghold built in the 12th century. The Convent of Christ of Tomar is one of the most important historical and artistic monuments in Portugal and has been in the World Heritage list of UNESCO since 1983.
Synagogue of Tomar is the best preserved of the medieval synagogues of Portugal. It is located in the historic centre of the city of Tomar, and houses a small Jewish Museum. The synagogue was built in the mid 15th century by the thriving Jewish community of the town. From the outside, it does not look different from the other houses in the street. The synagogue served as a jail, church and later as storage house.
Church of Santa Maria do Olival is a Roman Catholic Church in the city of Tomar, in Portugal. The church was built in the second half of the 12th century by the provincial master of the Order of the Knights Templar in Portugal, Gualdim Pais. It was used as a burial place for the Knight Templar of Tomar and, later by the Knights of the Order of Christ. The main facade has a beautiful rose window and a simple portal with several archivolts.