Convent of Christ, Tomar Portugal

Convent of Christ, Tomar, Portugal

Portugal’s hidden past revealed in Tomar I started my overland journey in the west of Portugal and finished on the east of China. In between these end-of-lands is a lot of history. Throughout which many stories link up. Long-term readers may well know of these. Tomar is a legendary place on many accounts. It was …

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Belém Tower or the Tower of St Vincent in Portugal – photograph

Belém Tower or the Tower of St Vincent

Photograph of Belem tower in Lisbon Belem tower is also known as the Tower of St. Vincent. It’s a fortified tower located in Lisbon and built in the early 16th Century. The tower played an important role during Portugal’s impressive maritime period during this time. The tower was a defensive building long the river Tagus. …

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Convent of Christ (Tomar) in Portugal

Knights of the Order of Christ’s Covent Named after Jesus Christ (Convento de Cristo/Mosteiro de Cristo) is renown as being built by the Knights of the Order of Christ in 1160 CE. Reachable from Portugal’s capital on a day trip it’s a mystical place full of legends. A good choice of photograph to wish all the readers here a …

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Sintra, palaces and sheer charm

Palace and Moorish castle

Travel Journal Overview: The true start of my overland journey started here. No better place There are few places as beautiful as Sintra in Portugal – very few. Related Links on this website: Portugal country profile

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Evora, them bones them bones

Evora

Travel Journal Overview: Central Portugal, a great place to visit. Journal entries are still via hand. Famous for it’s chapel do osos (chapel of bones). Here’s a high quality photograph of the famous interior of chapel de ossos There’s actually a surprising amount to do in Evora, Portugal. From Toman ruins (above) to ancient aquaducts. …

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