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Igreja de Santa Maria dos Olivais

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Address: Avenida da Horta D'El Rei, Tomar, Portugal
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Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon

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This is a must visit when 1 has the time. It has a tombstone with the names of all the grand masters of the Knights Templar as the original ones were no longer there.

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must visit when 1 has the time. It has a tombstone with the names of all the grand masters of the Knights Templar as the original ones were no longer there.

Thank JustLoveToFly
North Conway, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

While walking the Caminho Portuguese, we visited Tomar because of its historical significance, and were not disappointed. The church is just outside the the center of the city, but well worth the short walk and the perfect complement to a tour of the Templar castle. Its historical significance, once explained, is incredible. When we first arrived at the church, it... More 

Thank Dave C
Denmark, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is worth a visit - to see the Chapel of Mary, visiting the sacred feminine. Simple architecture but beautiful. Also whilst you are there donate some money as some of the roof is leaking and needs some restoration.

Thank shirley327
Delray Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

Located on the opposite side of Rio Nabao (from the old medieval town), this modest church is the final resting place of Gualdim Pais, founder of Tomar. There are also tombs of roughly 20 Knights Templar here along with several Grand Masters. There are many hidden symbols of the Order located within the church. There is usually someone available to... More 

Thank backpacker31
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

After a while, generally in europe you can't see too many more churches. but this was in the piazza and it was easy to pop in just at the end of the service. Do in truth I was enjoying people watching, as they dress very smart to go to church. Pretty church worth a visit.

Thank Littlealba
Coimbra, Portugal
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

In this church, there are the tumb of the most importante Mestre Templário in Portugla (Gualdim-Pais)

Thank Luis F
Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Wonderful Church to behold from the outside, quite simple on the inside, but if one reads the historic background before arrival, it will mean so much more to see the church and to walk around inside of it. Its from the 1300, its a Templar Knight church and a National Monument, with links to Cristo Convento, UNESCO, nearby. 22 master... More 

Thank 457clover
Sintra, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

It's not a rich church, but full of history. There is a very nice guide that is able to tell its history and also some of the tales related to Templars...

Thank Josip57
Vicenza, Italy
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Reviewed 10 January 2016

Really nice gothic church with a beautiful detached bell tower. The second best attraction in Tomar after the convent.

Thank Thomas O
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 November 2015

The Portugese are rightly proud of their churches and religion. A visit to any old church will give an insight into architectural heritage.

Thank David S

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