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Tomar – on a Templar quest with the History channel!

In 2017, I filmed with the History channel programme Buried in the Templar city of Tomar in central Portugal. We were on the search for evidence of Templar treasure at a place that was once teeming with Templar knights. Tomar…

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Templar quest in Portugal 2017 – Lisbon

I have just returned from a very Templar themed holiday in Portugal – in the next few blog posts, I’ll share my discoveries with you: Lisbon is the capital of modern day Portugal and a thriving, bustling city. But let’s…

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Tomar – mysterious city of the Knights Templar

Tomar was once a centre of Knights Templar power in Europe and possibly a location for the treasure they hid after being destroyed in the year 1307

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August 2017 – my Templar quest in Portugal!

The Templar Knight blog loves to visit Portugal every year and see the Templar stronghold of Tomar and visit the Viagem Medieval in Santa Maria da Feira

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Lisbon – from a Muslim to a Christian city

The conquest of Lisbon in the Crusades from its Muslim rulers was achieved by diverting a huge crusader army from all over Europe

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The Forgotten Templar Crusade – Spain and Portugal

The Knights Templar were involved in a bitter seven centuries long crusade in Spain and Portugal between Christian and Muslim kingdoms

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Mother hated son – but both loved the Templars!

Teresa of Leon and her son Afonso of Portugal loved the Knights Templar but hated each other with a vengeance as Tony McMahon discovers

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Tomar hosts first Templar festival

Tomar is a former Templar citadel in central Portugal with a tower built by the knights called the Charola as Tony McMahon discovers

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Medieval delight in Sao Bento train station

Sao Bento train station in Portugal is adorned with tiles painted with medieval battle scenes and as Tony McMahon discovered it’s breathtaking to see

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Archangel Michael and sinners

Here is a roadside shrine I came across in the town of Ancora in northern Portugal. Behind bars is a painted and carved depiction of sinners amidst flames and above them the triumphant figure of the archangel in what I’m…

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