Castelo de Tomar

Castle built in the 12th century with the aim of becoming the headquarters of the Knights Templar. Built in a towering, of the primitive building only the walls surrounding the Citadel, the castle with its Tower of homage and the circular Temple. Inside the temple you can see an octagonal cloister, construction of the Romanesque style. D. Henrique built two cloisters and the Town Hall. D. Manuel added the Manueline nave, whose portico and Chapter House with its famous window, are stunning. The construction of this castle is due to Gualdim Paes and inserts in the offensive-defensive system of the reconquista. After the order of the temple, the monarch of d. Dinis obtained the Pontifical approval for the new military order of Christ.


Terreiro de Gualdim Pais


  • 6.00€
  • Private parking
  • Castles & Fortresses
  • Visitable (no guide)

    opening hours


  • monday: 09:00-17:30
  • tuesday: 09:00-17:30
  • thursday: 09:00-17:30
  • wednesday: 09:00-18:30
  • friday: 09:00-17:30
  • saturday: 09:00-17:30
  • sunday: 09:00-18:30

  • Winter

  • monday: 09:00-18:30
  • tuesday: 09:00-18:30
  • thursday: 09:00-18:30
  • wednesday: 09:00-17:30
  • friday: 09:00-18:30
  • saturday: 09:00-18:30
  • sunday: 09:00-17:30

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