The convent is a great example of the Portugal-specific Manueline architecture, which is sort of a softer, less serious version of Gothic architecture. On the seriousness scale you can see already in the thumbnail below where this place falls! One column on the church had a belt on it! The church had a bit of a nautical theme, and the lichens growing all over it somehow added to that feel. We spent a good part of the morning wandering the halls, dormitories, and cloisters of the convent, then stopped for a pastry at the cafe. This is where D and I had our first experience with the glorious dessert that is chocolate salami.
Check out the pictures for more details about the church. Tomar is definitely worth a couple hours of your time if you're in the area!
|Tomar Okt 2012|