We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
154
All photos (154)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“buried here”(4 reviews)
“worth a visit”(4 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
56°
45°
Jan
58°
45°
Feb
63°
49°
Mar
Contact
Avenida da Horta D'El Rei, Tomar 2300-304, Portugal
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Igreja de Santa Maria dos Olivais
from $128.38
More Info
from $74.69
More Info
from $70.02
More Info
Reviews (157)
Filter reviews
30 results
Traveler rating
16
13
1
0
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
16
13
1
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews buried here worth a visit knights templar beautiful church pais master tunnel burial tower order cristo convento history portugal christ century
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 30 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With all the wow of the Convento de Cristo, Santa Maria Church falls a bit flat. It is nice but nothing ravishing. I am glad I popped in but was expecting more. The convent definitely upstages this church in the historical center.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank savedade
Reviewed November 19, 2018

Tomar is a small town so you can go walking everywhere. It is a very nice walk to get there from the city center. Make sure you visit it before 12h00.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank alexia_485
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Allegedly connected to the Knights Templar Castle/Convento do Cristo by a secret tunnel, we now walk above ground to see this beautiful church. And it’s well worth it. A number of Knights are reportedly buried here and symbols of the Order are evident throughout. A...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gakeitse
Reviewed July 9, 2018

place full of history and often underavaluated. you know that this church was the headquarter of all the churches abroad during our colonial period? It has a precious image with Mary holding Jesus and at the same time being hold by her mother, Ana? And...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank anarsantos8
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Be sure to find the emblem of the cup of Christ. There is also a place in the floor that covers an entrance to a tunnel.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank _meallenlaw
Reviewed July 1, 2018

Inside the church, we got an amazing tour from the woman working there who explained the history of the church, its possessions and pointed out everything that was original to the Templars. There is so much history inside that you need to visit and walk...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RenandIssey
Reviewed May 1, 2018

There is a burial slab marking the internment of a Knight Templar that is over 800 years old in this simple, yet elegant church. There is a nice rose window installed above the entrance to the church. The interior contains wonderful decorative tiles, an especially...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Eitleoir
Reviewed April 30, 2018

This church is worth a stop when you are in the area. It is small and very pretty. This was the church of the Knights of Templar.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank WiMadcitytraveler
Reviewed November 22, 2017

This church has a very long and troubled history, as troubled as was the history of the Order of the Templars. It's also the only church I know, so far, that had it's very own defensive tower! Plain as it is, it's still worth a...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Fernando P
Reviewed June 18, 2017

The church is quite renovated on the inside, but if you are interested in the Templars of Tomar it is worth a visit, as this was their burial church. Interesting also for getting a sense of medieval Tomar, as its location marks the end of...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Olympia B
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 10 nearby hotels
Thomar Boutique Hotel
32 reviews
.19 miles away
Hotel Residencial Trovador
64 reviews
.30 miles away
Residencial Uniao
187 reviews
.36 miles away
Residencial Luz
13 reviews
.39 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 115 nearby restaurants
Restaurante Sabores Ao Rubro
316 reviews
.27 miles away
In Portugal - Tasca Moderna
156 reviews
.24 miles away
Cervejaria Noite e Sol
211 reviews
.25 miles away
Restaurante Piri Piri
218 reviews
.30 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 41 nearby attractions
Convent of Christ
2,733 reviews
.53 miles away
Igreja de Sao Joao Baptista
256 reviews
.40 miles away
Synagogue of Tomar
357 reviews
.34 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Igreja de Santa Maria dos Olivais staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines