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  2. Tomar
  3. Convent of Christ

Lisbon: Private Knights Templar Tour

Product ID: 212343
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A Knights Templar tour, perfect for those who want to know more about the intriguing history of the Templars. You will learn their importance in the birth of Portugal, as well as the connection of the Templars to the Portuguese maritime expansion.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese

Pick-up service

You will be collected from your accommodations in Lisbon.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See Almourol Castle, a beautiful castle built in the middle of the Tagus River
  • Encounter the Santa Maria dos Olivais Church
  • See the Convent of Christ, the best example of Medieval military engineering
  • Walk through the historical center of Tomar, home to the oldest Synagogue in Portugal
Full description
You will begin your tour with a visit to the Almourol Castle in the district of Santarem. Built on a small island 310 meters long and 75 meters wide in the middle course of the Tagus River, Almourol was part of the Tagus River Line. It is one of the most representative examples of the military architecture at the time of the Christian Reconquest. You will then visit the Santa Maria dos Olivais Church. The church, also known as the Church of Santa Maria do Olival, is located on the left bank of the river Nabao, in the city of Tomar, Portugal.

Next up on your tour is the Convent of Christ. The entrance of the convent is made through a portico, an authentic sculpture by João and Diogo de Castilho. This Convent crosses times and artistic languages that travel through Romanesque, Gothic, Manueline, Renaissance, Baroque, and has been a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1983.

In the center of Tomar, you will be able to visit the oldest Portuguese Synagogue. Its roof is supported by 4 columns representing the mothers of Israel: Sarah, Rachel, Rebecca and Leah, and is linked by 12 arches, symbolizing the 12 tribes of Israel. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned back to Lisbon.

Includes
  • Exclusive driver/guide
  • Entrances to the Convent of Christ
  • Bottled water
  • WiFi
  • Personal accident insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees