Learn about the legends of the Knights Templar on this action-packed day tour from Lisbon. Your knowledgeable guide will take you to two villages — Constância and Tomar, where you’ll visit UNESCO-listed Tomar Convent, and Almourol Castle.
Spend a day in the Portuguese villages of Constância and Tomar to discover the history of the Knights Templar, their secrets, ritual of initiation, and influence in the formation of Portugal. Your journey will begin in Lisbon.
Tomar was the Templar capital of Portugal and Spain and one of the most important cities in the medieval world. The main monument of the city is the Tomar Convent, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we will take you to visit the church of Santa Maria do Olival, where the grand masters of the order were once buried, and where you can see Knights Templar crosses and more.
A short distance from Tomar is the Almourol Castle. This emblematic monument was at one time controlled by the Knights Templar, and because it is situated on an island, it was never conquered or even attacked. You will get the chance to take a boat ride to visit the site. The Almourol Castle and the city of Tomar are perfect examples to understand the mystique of the Templars, men that were simultaneously warrior knights and monks that lived under a rigid military discipline, but at the same time with a great rigor in the spiritual life.
After a full day of history, we will take you back to your hotel.
There are no restrictions on this tour and all are welcome!
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