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Convent of Christ, Tomar, Portugal 2
Portugal
The Convent of Christ in Tomar (Convent de Cristo) is one of the world's largest and best-preserved Templar constructions. It was originally built in the 12th century. You can read about it on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convent_of_Christ_(Tomar)
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