|Knights Templar Route|
|The order of the Knights Templar dates back almost millennia to 1119 A.D., forming in Jerusalem as guardians of European pilgrims visiting the Holy City. By 1312, their order was abolished by the pope, but the mystery surrounding their downfall continues to intrigue today. This secretive and very powerful monastic order, synonymous with the crusades has fascinated historians and masses alike for centuries. The Knights Templar were quite active in Spain (regions of Aragon, Catalonia and Valencia) for nearly two hundred years and many reminders of their presence can be experienced by the modern day traveler following this route, which can be completed in 2 or 3 days.|
Photo and content courtesy of the Tourist Office of Spain.
Posted by Anne Gordon on Monday, 2 April, 2012