Knights Templar in Portugal - Thematic Private Tour from Lisbon to Tomar and Almourol - Alcobaça - Portugal
Almourol - a 12th century Castle In the middle of the Tagus River; somebody paid so a priest could go there and say a mass every single day.
Who knows. . . ?
Tomar - the religious centre for the Knights Templar in Portugal. They built the city from 0, like a New Jerusalem in Europe, far away from Rome and the Pope
Alcobaça - with is architecture inspired on the Abbey of Claraval, the headquarters of the Cistercian Order in France, the Monastery of Alcobaça hides and keeps hundreds of years of history of the oldest State Country in Europe: Portugral
We will go directly from Lisbon to Almourol, the Knights Templar Castle built in the Tagus River, the last defense against the Moors
Passing through Tomar and Alcobaça, we can see the exultation of the history of the country in architectural, sacred, military and civil art, representative of an immense wealth coming from the discoveries. (this is what every travel agency will propose to show you)
This is what I want to show you:
- Tomar: a city created and imagined by One of the first 9 in Jerusalem and the first Prior of the Knights Templar in Portugral, Gualdim Pais.
This place may show more than rocks and churches, more then a Roundabout which is actually a Charola.
It really does.
- Alcobaça: Bernardo of Claraval's right(or both) arm in Portugral.
And a few more in Batalha, on the way to Alcobaça; this one is a Bónus!!
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 9 hours
SUV - Nissan Qashqai - with panoramic roof and Air Conditioned
Up to 4 persons
For bigger groups, please contact me
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 EURO - Food and souvenirs
Entrance in the monuments - In order to avoid lines, we have to buy the tickets on site and at the moment