Templar Route

The origins of the medieval Chivalric Order

Historic background

The Order of the Temple was a fundamental partner for the creation of the Iberian kingdoms – come and discover the Templar knights, their rites, equipment and places where they lived, trained and fought.


Current locations covered by the Route (with colored markers) and possible future locations (grey markers):


The Knights Templar came to Portugal in 1128, and in 1159, received from D. Afonso Henriques the territory between Coimbra and Santarém – the “Termo de Ceras” – where they founded the Castle and the city of Tomar.