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Castelo de Tomar

Colina do Castelo, Tomar 2300-000, Portugal
+351 249 315 089
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“main gate” (3 reviews)
“jaw dropping” (2 reviews)
Colina do Castelo, Tomar 2300-000, Portugal
+351 249 315 089
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking around the castle and on the ramparts is a unique experience that allows for multiple views of the town of Tomar and the church. Worth leaving aside an hour or two for exploring the site!

Thank Olympia B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fortress church built by the Knights Templar. It has a distinctive altar built for worshipers on horseback, as the Knights were wont to do. If you visit the Convento of Tomar, this will be included.

Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a great castle to visit. It was the headquarters of the Knights Templar. The Charola (round church) of the castle of Tomar was built in the second half of the 12th century. The church, like some other Templar churches throughout Europe, was modelled...More

Thank harrisalnc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was worth visiting this place. We are sort of culture bar barracks but this place needs to be seen and we enjoyed it very much.

Thank Liz en Theo M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this charming castle and had a fabulous time. It's truly breathtaking. Excellent self tour, views over the town and the inner church is a huge surprise. The Knights Templar knew how to impress. The age of the building and quality of the remains are...More

Thank Lissim09
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Sharon_zz
Reviewed 16 May 2017

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...More

Thank Donald W
Reviewed 1 May 2017

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
Reviewed 28 April 2017

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...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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...More

Thank fuzzyfred
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Lou Ann P
Will the Castro be open to the public on June 13?
5 June 2017|
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Response from xanneman | Reviewed this property |
I think the same. On their website nothing is said about closure. Or phone them for sure: +351 249 315 089
We are driving from Lisbon to Porto and would like to visit Tomar (and in particular the castle) along the way. Unfortunately, we will have luggage in our rental. Would you feel safe leaving luggage in the car while visiting? Any suggestions?
17 April 2017|
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Response from Linda S | Reviewed this property |
Visiting the castle there is a small cafe on the left as you approach the top. I would recommend you park close to that and hide everything in the boot. The other person has made a good suggestion too. The town has lots of... More