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