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Today I have two religious building cards from the Portuguese UNESCO list to share, but they are from two very different religions.

UNESCO evora

This is the Roman temple in the historic city of Évora. It was built in the first century CE and is believed to have been dedicated to the Emperor Augustus. The temple was preserved by being incorporated into the castle of Évora during medieval times. Évora was listed on the UNESCO list in 1986.

UNESCO tomar convent

This card shows an ornate window from the Convent of Christ in Tomar. The convent was built in the 12th century by the Knights Templar, but this postcard shows the chapterhouse window which was built in the 16th century. The town of Tomar was built inside the medieval walls of the castle/convent. The convent is one of Portugal’s most important artistic monuments, which is why it was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1983.

Both of these cards come from Isacle. She used some neat stamps. I don’t know if I like the sailboat or the streetcar better.

PORTUGAL sailing

PORTUGAL tram

Thanks, Isacle!

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