The city of Tomar was founded by the Knights Templar in 1160, on March 1, ordered by its most famous Portuguese master, D. Gualdim Pais. He was a personal friend of the first king of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques and his faithful companion, fighting alongside him in countless battles against the Moors, being decisive for the consolidation of the territory that today forms Portugal.
D. Gualdim Pais left most of the mysteries and secrets of this religious and military order immortalized in the stones of this city. Despite having existed for 200 years (1118-1312), they left profound marks on Western civilization that still remain today. The descendants of the Templars, the knights of the Order of Christ, an exclusively Portuguese order, were the great drivers of maritime discoveries in the 15th century, when Portugal became the greatest European power and the pioneer country of globalization.
As the capital of the Order of the Templars and the Order of Christ, countless myths and legends have emerged over the centuries about the treasures and relics hidden in the foundations of the city of Tomar. Perhaps for this reason, countless adventurers and treasure hunters, over the centuries, have sought to find in Tomar the revelation of the great secrets that this authentic mystery capital hides. The key to the great secret of the Templars is probably hidden in the extraordinary convent of Christ, which has been a World Heritage Site since 1982.