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Spain and Portugal – battle between Islam and Christianity

Hard to believe that modern Spain and Portugal were once part of a global caliphate (from 711 CE) – ruled by Muslim emirs. It then became a battleground between Islam and Christianity for eight hundred years. Finally, by 1492, the…

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The glory of Carcassone and its turbulent history

A look at the best medieval walled cities in the world

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Historic Tomar to host its first Templar festival

Tomar is a beautiful Templar town in Portugal where the order held out after being crushed throughout Europe. On top of a hill overlooking the winding streets of the medieval town is a Templar ‘charola’ or octagonal church built like…

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Burial place of Templar Grand Masters

This is a Templar jewel – something everybody should visit. It’s the burial place of the Templar grand masters of Portugal – a church in the town of Tomar built in the very century that the order was formed by…

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Tomar – jóia dos Templários em Portugal

Tendo sido duas vezes para Tomar, em tantos anos, posso dizer-lhe que este é o destino dos Templários para se visitar. Você deve tratar-se de uma estadia no Hotel dos Templarios e durante o dia visitar o “Charola” ou igreja…

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From the Knights Templar to the Order of Christ!

Portugal didn’t crush the Knights Templar but instead turned them into a new organisation called the Order of Christ

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Tomar – an imagining of Templar rule in Portugal

Following my post on the Templar stronghold of Tomar in Portugal – here is a video imagining what Tomar would have been like at the height of a Templar power.  Enjoy!

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Tomar – Templar jewel in Portugal

Tomar is a Templar jewel in Portugal with an incredible church and castle

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