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Igreja de Santa Maria dos Olivais

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Address: Av. Horta del Rey, Tomar, Portugal
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Tomar and Almourol Castle Tour
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Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon

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Great hidden gem in Tomar

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
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North Conway, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Denmark, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

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

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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 

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Sintra, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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...

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Vicenza, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

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

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Far from the city center, but have a lot of symbols of the Portuguese Templars, the trip until there totally worth it.

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