The statue of Gualdim Pais at Praça da República in Tomar

At Praça da República in Tomar lies the statue of Dom Gualdim Pais, the Grand Master of the Order of the Knights Templar, who founded the City of Tomar in 1161. Gualdim Pais and his army managed to defend the Castle of Tomar when the Almoravids of the kingdom of Morocco invaded the town. Despite being greatly outnumbered Gualdim Pais and his knights were able to defend the city and in the process, the North of Portugal remained in peace and in the hands of the Portuguese.

Statue of Gualdim Pais at Praça da República in the City of Tomar

This is the statue of Dom Gualdim Pains, the founder of Tomar in 1161. He became the Grande Master of the Order of the Knights Templar, after fighting alongside the King of Portugal Afonso I

 

Gualdim Pais statue at Praça da República in the City of Tomar

The statue of Guladim Pais lies at Praça da República in Tomar. Gualdim Pais was born in Amares in the north of Portugal but made Tomar his town and died there in 1195

 

Statue of Gualdim Pais at Republic Square in the City of  Tomar in Portugal

The statue of Gualdim Pais honours a great Portuguese knight who built the Castle of Tomar and founded a new town, which at the time was near the border of Muslim states

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