Templar Castle – Sept. 20, 2022

  • Portuguese Camino: Day 07 / Asseiceira to Tomar + Fatima
  • Distance: 7.2 miles / Total 101 miles
  • Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Ascent: 375’ Decent: 492’
  • Weather: 91 degrees / sunny

The Templars fought in the crusades and made a fortune. They became suppressed by the Pope. Many were killed by Philip of France on Friday 13th. Survivors fled to Portugal and were given sanctuary by Don Dinis. He rebranded the Templars as the Order of Christ. Their new insignia had a white band which symbolized purity. This satisfied the Vatican.

Templar Castle
Convento do Cristo inside castle.
Templar Castle viewed from hostel.

2 thoughts on “Templar Castle – Sept. 20, 2022”

  1. Dear Linda,
    The cork tree is SO interesting!! I had never seen one before. You have such an eye for photography!


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