Igreja de Santa Maria dos Olivais

This temple is dated from the 13th century. It is said that it used to be part of a Benedictine convent, during the time period that this village was still called Nabância. It was rebuild by Gualdim Pais in 1160 that turned it in the Knights Templar pantheon. On its structure it presents some transition features from the Romanic style into the Gothic, in which this last one is the predominant. On the main façade it there is a remarkable Rose window topping the four archivolts portico. Above the Rose window it is possible to witness the mark from the Knights templar, the Signum Salomonis. On the sacristy, with a fifteen hundreds vault, there is a Manueline window. Here it is buried the Tomar city founder, D. Gualdim Pais.

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Rua Aquiles de Mota Lima
2300-255,Tomar

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