MYSTIC PATHS

FROM THE EARTHLY JERUSALEM
TO THE HEAVENLY JERUSALEM

On the Way of Jerusalem in Portugal. From the Templar refuge of Tomar, to the indecipherable enigma of the purpose of Dom João V in the construction of the Monument of Mafra... replica of Heavenly Jerusalem?

Tomar,

In the image of other consecrated cities, such as Rome, Constantinople or even Lisbon, it is associated with seven hills (Mata dos Sete Montes), stage of the Templars’ initiatory conclaves and alleged refuge for its enigmatic treasure.

Such a sacredness, sanctioned by geomorphology, was populated by built elements, which enhanced it as the imaginal reflection of the theopic pole jointly venerated by Jews, Christians and Muslims:

The Holy City of Jerusalem!

The Monument of Mafra

At the same time, it presents itself as an immense anthology of plastic arts and an enigma.

An indecipherable puzzle, precisely because when it happens to define the purpose of D. John V, there are few who do not fall into the temptation to say that all that the sovereign had in mind was an insatiable thirst for ostentation, or that the exuberant sumptuary of which if he did Maecenas, it served only that purpose.

Poor explanation that devoid of meaning the rhetoric of the sacralized power that impregnated it.

However, once the lesson of Classical Antiquity and its mythical time is adopted, absolute monarchs inheriting from Romanity, lack the corresponding mythical space: the capital city, whose ultimate meaning, assumed as a state secret and religious mystery, only to the King is given to reveal!

Disregard the tradition that guarantees that the Monument of Mafra was conceived as a replica of the Celestial Jerusalem destined to become Rome one day?

Here’s what this itinerary aims to clarify!

Include:

  • Accident and Civil Insurance
  • Accommodation
  • Fado (Dinner& Show)
  • Food
  • Insurance
  • Monuments
  • Portuguese Historians
  • Private Guides
  • Transfers
  • Welcome Kit
  • Wine Tasting

Does not include:

Flight I Personal expenses I Optional Activities I Health and travel insurance I Other services not described in "included"

ITINERARY

4 days
3 night

PARTICIPANTS

Max 15
Intimate, private and stress-free itinerary

EXPERIENCE PRICE

1.750

per person

This itinerary passes through the following Portuguese cities and towns:
TOMAR - MAFRA

CRONOLOGY

Day 1

Day 1

LISBON – TOMAR

TRANSFER AEROPORTO – HOTEL CHECK-IN

20.00 pm – Tomar – Hotel / Dinner and Briefing about the Tour

Day 2

Day 2

Tomar – Hotel – Breakfast

10.00 am – Visit to Tomar

  • S. John the Baptist Church
  • Tomar Synagogue
  • Santa Maria do Olival Church

12.30 pm – Tomar – Lunch (restaurant to be defined)

15.30 pm – Visita to Convento de Cristo

20.00 pm – Tomar – Hotel / Dinner and conference in the Hotel Restaurant – Templars

Day 3

Day 3

TOMAR – MAFRA – LISBON

Tomar Hotel – Breakfast – Hotel Check-Out

09.30 am – Departure from the hotel

11.00 am – Visit to Mafra

12.30 pm – Mafra – Lunch (restaurant to be defined)

14.30 pm – Visit to the National Palace of Mafra including a guided tour to the Library

18.00 pm – Departure to Lisbon / Hotel Check-In

20.00 pm – Lisbon – Dinner (restaurant to be defined)

Day 4

Day 4

LISBON

Lisbon Hotel – Breakfast

HOTEL CHECK-OUT – AIRPORT TRANSFER

Other Routes

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