Knights templar Tour a revival of the past, in fact that yo understanding the future we have to learn about the our ancestors.
And this is evident in Portugal, we need to imagine the importance of this important religious Order in the future Country Portugal and also the importance that Portugal had for the growth of the Order.
|PLACE OF DEPARTURE||Hotel / Apartment, Lisbon|
|TIME OF DEPARTURE||8:30 AM|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 6:00 PM|
On the morning of October 13, 1307 (Friday), all the Templars of France are arrested by order of King Philip IV the Beautiful. This would be the end to an Order of Monks-Soldiers, more than two centuries old, which became famous in the Holy Land and which acquired power and wealth, attracting the envy of feudal lords and the greed of the sovereigns, won by considerable donations The order quite rich and turned it into one of the main western financial institutions, like true bankers.
Templars - Who were They ?
With the extinction of the Knights Templar in europe in 1311, the Portuguese King Dinis gave the castle to the Order of Christ (The Knight of Templar order in Portugal changed the name and created this new Order of Christ, thus avoiding prosecution from the church). The 1755 earthquake caused many damages in its structure and during the following century some changes were made to its original architecture.