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Mogadouro – a Templar stronghold in northern Portugal

A visit to the Templar castle in Mogadouro in north east Portugal

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Tribute to the Knights Templar!

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Roman helmets found at Knights Templar lair

A bizarre turn in the story of the gang in Mexico which unfortunately called itself the Knights Templar – or Caballeros Templarios.  Mexican police have just raided one of their safehouses and discovered one hundred and twenty Roman helmets –…

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A group of Templars meeting at Ponferrada

Celebrating the history of the Order…including a dramatisation of the burning of Grand Master Jacques de Molay

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The dreamy Templar castle of Almourol

Here’s something for the new year – promise yourself a visit to this very dreamy Templar castle near Lisbon in Portugal.  I think this video conveys the mystery and magic of the place.

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Templar tolerância dos muçulmanos

For my Portuguese users! Esta é uma história bem reveladora de um excelente livro – Guerra do Islã contra os cruzados – em que a história de um escritor medieval muçulmana, Usama de Shaizar é referenciado. Certa vez, ele visitou…

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Templars versus Moors – excellent re-enactment in Portugal

This week I spent an excellent night at a Templar re-enactment in the Portuguese town of Santa Maria da Feira.  You can see the website for the week long series of events and festivities here.    The plays put on in…

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Tomar – Templar jewel in Portugal

Having been twice to Tomar in as many years, I can tell you that this is the Templar destination to visit.  You should treat yourself to a stay in the Hotel dos Templarios and during the day visit the ‘charola’…

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