Tomar and the Templars

It is not possible to speak about Tomar without relating it to the Order of the Knights Templar in Portugal. The city was founded by its Grand Master, Gualdim Pais. Extinguished the Templars, was instituted the Military Order of Christ that inherited its assets and privileges, where Tomar was included.

The castle of Almourol was donated to the Templars in 1169 by Afonso Henriques. Its location on an island in the middle of the river Tagus made it an element of great strategic importance in the times of the Christian Reconquest.

Places to visit:

  • Tomar (Castle and Convent of Christ, Synagogue, Church of St. John the Baptist, Church of Santa Maria do Olival)
  • Castle of Almourol

 

Contact us to know the price. We just need to know the day you want, the departing point and the number of people.

Example: 92 € / pax for a group of 6 people departing from Lisbon. Included: transportation, visits accompanied by official guide and insurances. Not included: lunch and entrance fees.