Portugal is a wonderful place steeped in history. It is very old, even older than most European countries, making it especially attractive for history connoisseurs and devotees.
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Portugal is a wonderful country steeped in history. It is very old, even older than most European countries, making it especially attractive for history connoisseurs and devotees.
The Arab army moved to other parts of the Iberian Peninsula, including Portugal, and most of the people were afraid to fight back. As a result the Moors started to rule these countries. It lasted for several centuries, and finally people strengthened in order to regain their countries, including several religious orders, the most strong and powerful one being the Knights Templar.
You will also explore the introduction of the Military Order of Christ, the followers of the Knights Templar after their persecution in France. You'll also learn about the important role played during the discoveries and the several theories about the location of the Knights Templar famous treasure!
Then you will see the streets of Tomar and other cities in order to find traces of the Templar Knights and their legacy in Portugal. By the end of the tour you will be able to tell what impact the Templar Knights made upon the development of Portugal. You will visit the famous Castle of Tomar (Convent of the Order of Christ), and several Templar Fortresses in Portugal like Almourol , Pombal and Dornes.