Symbols of Portugal and Tomar on buildings, pathways and businesses

Symbols of Portugal can be found in many places in the City of Tomar, not just on buildings or monuments, but even on pathways of commercial enterprises. The photos below are examples of that. The first photo is a five-pointed star, which I believe represents the five corners of the world, where the Portuguese have been centuries ago with their caravels. The symbol in the centre is the coat of arms of Portugal, related to the Battle of Ourique, where the first king of Portugal, Dom Afonso Henriques defeated five moor kings. The second photo is again Portugal’s coat of arms located at the building of São João Baptista parish and the third photo is the symbol of the Knights Templar at the top of Hotel dos Templários.

Star and Portugal's coat of arms on a pathway in the City of Tomar

Five-pointed star with the coat of arms of Portugal in the centre. This is a cobblestone pathway that I found at Rua da Saboaria in Tomar and represents the maritime discoveries of Portugal centuries ago

 

Portugal's coat of arms on a parish building in the City of Tomar

This coat of arms of Portugal is located on the building of Junta de Freguesia de São João Baptista in Tomar. This building is at the corner of Rua Marquês de Pombal and Rua Major Ferreira do Amaral

 

Symbol of the Knights Templar in the City of Tomar

This is the symbol of the Knights Templar in Portugal located on top of Hotel do Templários in Tomar

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