Igreja de São João Baptista (Tomar)

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Igreja de São João Baptista

The Church of Saint John the Baptist (Portuguese: Igreja de São João Baptista) is a 15th-century Catholic church in Tomar, Portugal that was built by King Manuel I and is of Manueline architecture. As its name implies, the church is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist.[1] It has been classified as a National Monument since 1910.[2]


The main church of Tomar is located in the main square of the town, in front of the Municipality (17th century) and a modern statue of Gualdim Pais. The church was built between the 15th and 16th centuries and has many interesting artistic details, like the flamboyant Gothic portal, the Manueline tower with a 16th-century clock, the decorated capitals of the inner columns of the nave and several panels painted in the 1530s by one of Portugal's best Renaissance artists, Gregório Lopes.[1][3]



  1. ^ a b São João Baptista, Tomar. Sacred Destinations. Retrieved August 7, 2012.
  2. ^ "Igreja de São João Baptista". www.patrimoniocultural.gov.pt (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 2018-03-16. Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  3. ^ Online translation of: Igreja de São João Baptista Archived 2012-05-25 at the Wayback Machine. Tomar.com. Retrieved August 7, 2012.

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Coordinates: 39°36′11″N 8°24′42″W / 39.603109°N 8.411708°W / 39.603109; -8.411708 Media related to Igreja de São João Baptista (Tomar) at Wikimedia Commons