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Castelo de Tomar

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Address: Colina do Castelo, Tomar 2300-000, Portugal
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A must in Tomar

The mighty castle was a part of the defense walls, which dated 12th century. During the next centuries, the Templers and their followers had built it up until today's structure... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The mighty castle was a part of the defense walls, which dated 12th century. During the next centuries, the Templers and their followers had built it up until today's structure. We spent a lot of time queuing for tickets, as there was only one man at the cashier desk. You can spend here about two interesting hours

Thank Sharon_zz
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Learning the history and story behind the castle is a must. The little bit of research done before arriving only minutely prepared us for the feeling we had when we stepped through the door. Each new passage way, set of stairs, or walk along the corridors provided additional amazement.

Thank Donald W
Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A place you should visit, expecting to find some important references inside the castle, about history and mainly references from the Temple and Cristo structure.

Thank Arlivrett1953
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Castelo is also called Convento de Cristo or the Convent of Christ. We came here because I have always been fascinated by the Knights Templar so had to see one of their places. Excellent! Must see! The overall grounds really give you a good sense of their history. The main worship chapel is so impressive. We loved the contrast... More 

Thank Michael K
Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there in the afternoon. They only had one audio guide left (which my wife got). There were people every where setting up sets for a movie(?) or a May 1 celebration. Those detracted from the enjoyment of seeing the castle. Also, there is a 50 foot high wooden tower covered with unusual items in a courtyard that looks... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The last bastion of the Knights Templar in Europe was Tomar. The castle has long-since been declared free of buried treasure, and the architecture clearly spans multiple centuries, but the gardens are well kept and the place is both quiet and thrilling. Well worth getting a ride up to the parking lot, from which the rest of the journey is... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We went here on a day trip and it was amazing! Steeped in History and legend - well worth a visit and an absolute bargain to get in!

Thank Catriv
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

The artwork, stonework and history are absolutely stunning! I could have spent all day just finding new, amazing spots. Didn't want to leave. Just breathtaking!

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Minsk, Belarus
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

Note that there is a lift to the castle, but walking will get you more respect to what you will see upstairs: even delivery of food is hard to imagine, yet monks built a magnificent palace so high above the town. They have a small little caffee there but get good breakfast because it is a shame to pop in... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Visited this place as part of a Templar day trip from Lisbon. This is a beautiful place with amazing architecture and also a very important part of the Knights Templar history. A must visit.

Thank JustLoveToFly

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