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Knights Templar Sites

Below is an illustrated index of the 3 Knights Templar sites profiled on Sacred Destinations so far. For photo credits, please see corresponding articles.



  • Temple Church
    London, England
    This 12th-century Norman church, known for its rare round shape and stone effigies, was built by the Knights Templar and contains several fascinating details.
  • Vera Cruz
    Segovia, Spain
    Consecrated in 1208, Iglesia Vera Cruz was built by the Knights Templar to house a fragment of the True Cross. It has a unique 12-sided exterior, round nave, and Romanesque carvings.
  • Convento de Cristo
    Tomar, Portugal
    A World Heritage Site, this fortified monastery offers some fascinating Templar history and the astounding stone carvings characteristic of Manueline architecture.