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The Templar City of Tomar: one of the Most Underrated Travel Destinations in the World.

Updated: Jul 23, 2020

Tomar played a crucial role during the Middle Ages, yet few outside of Portugal are familiar with this appealing town in the Iberian Peninsula. So, here's the scoop: It served as the religious headquarters of the Knights Templar for a whopping 700 years.

"Tabuleiros" traditional amazing Festivities in Tomar, near the family holiday villa Casa do Lago, Portugal
"Tabuleiros" Festivities in Tomar

Constructed over the course of five centuries the Convent of Christ is an architectural marvel of considerable import. The expansive hilltop complex is a mesmerizing mix of Romanesque, Gothic, Manueline, Renaissance, Mannerist, and Baroque elements and is widely considered to be one of the nation's finest monuments.

Source: Reader's Digest

Templar's hexagonal church in Tomar, at one hour from the family holiday villa Casa do Lago
Templar Monastery headquarters in Tomar, Portugal

Stay with your family at the holiday villa Casa do Lago to visit the Templar city of Tomar.

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