Inside the Castle of Tomar in Portugal, looking at the battlements

I have been trying to show photos of the Castle of the Knights Templar in Tomar in some sort of sequence, since we started our journey to the Castle with photos from Calçada de São Tiago. In this set of photos below we are inside the Castle looking at the battlements which once helped the Knights Templar to defend the town of Tomar and the kingdom of Portugal, against the invasion of the Moors. I entered the castle at about 9.30 AM, but I wasn’t the only visitor. Soon after, tourists started to arrive, most of them non-Portuguese.

Battlements of the Castle of the Knights Templar in the City of Tomar

While I shot one of the battlements at the Castle of Tomar, some tourists from other European countries started to enter the main gate of this Portuguese middle age fortification

 

Medieval walls of the Castle of the Knights Templar in Tomar

My son Nelson Fidalgo, who was born in Australia, is also a keen enthusiast of photography, and in this photo inside the Castle of the Knights Templar in Tomar, he was busy capturing its medieval surroundings

 

Gate and medieval walls of the Castle of the Knights Templar in Tomar, Portugal

Photo of medieval walls just to the right of the main gate in the Castle of Tomar. Looking at these walls, one can only imagine the hard fought battles to defend Tomar and Portugal against the Moors

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