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  • Address: Almourol 2260, Portugal
  • Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10am-1pm and 2:30pm-7pm

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Almourol Castle Tours

Atop a tiny island in the middle of the Tagus River, Almourol Castle looks positively medieval towering over the calm water below. Surrounded by rocks and trees, it was built on the former site of a Roman fort and held by the Grand Master of the Knights of Templar. The castle served as an important vantage point and guardian of this section of the river, though it was conquered in the time of the Reconquista.  

After losing strategic significance, the castle was abandoned until it was restored in by the Romantics in the 19th century. It was deemed a national monument in 1919. There are views of the castle from the riverbank, or panoramic views of the surrounding hillsides from the upper court of the castle. Legends of the knights who passed through and the prisoners held here are still told.

Practical Info

The castle is located 90 minutes to the north of Lisbon, not far from the small town of Tomar. It is open from 10 am to 1 pm and 2:30 to 7:30 pm from March to October, with reduced hours from 10 am to 1 and 2:30 to 5:30 pm in the winter. Boats (€2) take visitors from the riverside to the island in a short five minutes.

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Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon, Lisbon, null
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Small-Group Tour: Knights Templar Historical Tour from Lisbon

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On this historical tour from Lisbon, spend a lovely day in the charming Portuguese villages of Constância and Tomar, and discover the history of the ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.92
Tomar and Castle of Almourol Private Full-Day Tour from Lisbon, Lisbon, Day Trips
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Tomar and Castle of Almourol Private Full-Day Tour from Lisbon

Discover the best-kept secrets of Portugal's history on this private, 8-hour tour. With your professional guide, explore Tomar and Almourol and learn the myths ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $84.84
Following the Templar Trail Small Group Tour from Lisbon, Lisbon, Private Day Trips
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Following the Templar Trail Small Group Tour from Lisbon

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This tour takes you around the history and the locals that Templar's Knights lived up to the end of this military and religious order, we will visit Almourol ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Flexible

From USD $112.72
Private Tour: Discover the Knight's Templar from Lisbon, Lisbon, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Discover the Knight's Templar from Lisbon

Indulge your inner history buff on this full-day private tour to the Knight's Templar from Lisbon. See Grace Church, the Almourol Castle, and Tomar over the ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $237.31
The Templar Castles Route, Lisbon, Private Day Trips
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The Templar Castles Route

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Join this tour to discover two of the most beautiful castles of Templar region whose military strategy was the most important during the Christian reconquest.

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Flexible

From USD $261.04
Private Templars Tour of the 3 Castles from Lisbon, Lisbon, Day Trips
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Private Templars Tour of the 3 Castles from Lisbon

A different and very interesting private tour as you discover the history of the knights Templars. Explore the Tomar Castle and The Convent of Christ, part of ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $569.54
Templar River: Tomar and Almourol Private Tour, Lisbon, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Templar River: Tomar and Almourol Private Tour

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Go on a quest for the Knights Templar legacy in Tomar region. Marvel with the Convento de Cristo , one of Portugal's most unique and impressive architectural ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.33
Private Tour: Mysteries of the Knights Templar from Lisbon, Lisbon, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Tour: Mysteries of the Knights Templar from Lisbon

Take a fascinating journey through the myths of the Knights Templar while on this 8-hour tour. Relax with stress-free pickup and drop-off from your centrally ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.63
Fátima, Ourém and Tomar Full Day Private Tour from Lisbon, Lisbon, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Fátima, Ourém and Tomar Full Day Private Tour from Lisbon

See three of Portugal’s charming towns during this private full-day tour to Fátima, Ourém, and Tomar from Lisbon. Visit the religious pilgrimage site ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $93.74
Ribatejo Region Day Tour, Lisbon, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Ribatejo Region Day Tour

Join this day tour visiting the Ribatejo region, the most central Portuguese region.

Location: Alcobaça, Portugal
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $70.01

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