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07.11.2022 • 20.11.2022
Portugal has a whole city that has risen according to an esoteric plan. It is the city of Tomar, designed by Gualdim Pais, the most famous master of the Order of the Temple. Tomar is the most important place of the Templar History in the whole world.
48 hours in Tomar
Portugal has a whole city that has risen according to an esoteric plan. It is the city of Tomar, designed by Gualdim Pais, the most famous master of the Order of the Temple. Founded in 1160, Tomar was conceived according to the archetype of an initiating mentality, as the Polis, the Acropolis and the Pantheon. A city as enchanting as the secrets it keeps.
Sleeping in Tomar
The charming Templar city of Tomar offers its visitors many possibilities, in terms of accommodation. From classical hotels to comfy modern guesthouses and exquisite local accommodation. Perfect solutions for the most demanding contemporary solo travellers and families.
Eating in Tomar
Tomar is a great destination for gastronomy lovers, especially sweet-toothed travellers. Apart from welcoming restaurants, where we can taste the best local cuisine, there are countless regional sweets. True temptations that are very hard to resist!
Convent of Christ
In 1983 UNESCO declared a unique jewel in the history of the West to be a "World Heritage monument": the Templar Castle and Convent of the Knights of Christ of Tomar. Built upon a site of Roman cult, this vast monumental complex is the testimony of seven centuries of the History of Portugal and of great moments in the History of the Western civilisation.
When King D.Dinis obtained from pope John XXII the creation of the Military Order of Christ, which was to render such inestimable services to Portugal and the World, his virtuous wife, Queen Isabel de Aragão – the Saint – laid the foundation of the great movement of Christian solidarity by instituting the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, over the Apostles, with festivities and rituals which in many cases undoubtedly of old pagan origin, like the “Festa dos Tabuleiros”.
No other city in Center of Portugal region is so deeply charged with fascinating symbols as Tomar. There are multiple overlapping layers of History, hidden passages, ancient rites and a very thin line between the sacred and the pagan. This tour, created by prestigious Professor Carlos Trincão, leads you to a magical Tomar, as you have never seen it before.
The monumental 7 km-long Pegões Aqueduct is a deeply impressive landmark of Tomar. Projected in the end of the 16th century under the ruling of King Filipe II of Spain, this amazing work has the signature of the Italian architect and engineer Filipe Terzi.