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Castelo de Tomar

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Address: Colina do Castelo, Tomar 2300-000, Portugal
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If you are cruising from Lisbon to Porto you really need to get off the highway and see Tomar both the castle and convent are amazing. The town looked quite nice for an overnight... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Rochester, New York
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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are cruising from Lisbon to Porto you really need to get off the highway and see Tomar both the castle and convent are amazing. The town looked quite nice for an overnight too. Spent at least two hours touring the castle which made me quite late for arrival to Porto but was well worth it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited an amazing castle in which the Templars became the Order of Christ. It was a way station for pilgrims headed for the Holy land. We learned so much about this order and its functions.

Thank amieduvin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Easy parking with a cafe close by. What an interesting castle. So much to see. Allow plenty of time. I entered on the right hand side of car park to the South Portal. The views of the country side are beautiful. There are an array of cloisters. The Charolais was impressive with so many colours and frescos. The paintings of... More 

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Lone Tree, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

From the moment you start walking up the hill towards the Castelo you know you are seeing something spectacular. The winding cobbled street winding up the hill towards the main gate is only the beginning. Be sure to take the tour of the interior. There is no guide, but you are free to wander at your own pace and read... More 

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We opted to overnight in Tomar on our way south. Always wanted to see a Templar castle and this was not disappointing. The combination of Church and Castle is stunning. We enjoy the stone work and architecture and these buildings do no disappoint. The Chambers and cloisters and dormitories seem to run from one to another to another. Perhaps one... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

If you're nearby you'd have a blast here. This is one of the most complete convents we've seen. Also the history of the templar knights and how intact it is - truly amazing. 6 euro per person is a steal!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

So much history here in particular with the Knights Templar. You simply NOT pass by Thomar without making a visit. Listen in awe to the commentary through you headphones or from you guide but, whatever you do, don't miss this one. It's special, very special.

Thank MandY1943
West Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is a must see, absolutely beautiful structure, so worth the visit. The gardens are gorgeous as well as the breathtaking castle. There is something for everyone here. And if you want something to eat or drink there is a very reasonable cafe inside the castle grounds which is cheaper than the cafe outside in the car park.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I had never heard of this place before but my friend from Portugal planned this outing for the day. Once there , you understand why its in the UNESCO world heritage list. It combines the mystique of early Templar headquarters and fortress to defend from the moors to the south with the later Renaissance cloisters and convent . It has... More 

Thank MiamiMinime
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is one of the most impressive Castle in Portugal. The enormous structure is beautiful from every angle from the outside and even more beautiful and well .preserved from the inside. Takes an hour or two to see everything. Do not miss it

Thank Itzhak Z

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