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Hermitage of San Bartolomé. Source: Al Carrera / Adobe Stock.

Why Did the Templars Mark This Mysterious Spot On the Map? (Video)


Nestled within the majestic Rio dos Lobos Canyon stands the 12th-century hermitage of San Bartolomé, a hidden gem veiled in secrets and symbolism. This enigmatic chapel holds a significant place in the annals of history, as it was constructed by none other than the revered Knights Templars. Remarkably, its strategic placement aligns perfectly with the main Templar strongholds, forming a cross on a map of the Iberian Peninsula. At the very heart of this intersecting web lies the hermitage of San Bartolomé, immersed in a tapestry of ancient mysticism and esoteric lore.

Delving deeper into the chapel's intricate design, one cannot ignore the tantalizing possibility of a connection to the fabled Ark of the Covenant. Legends whisper that the symbolism hidden within its sacred walls holds clues to the whereabouts of this mythical artifact. Could it be that the Templars, guardians of ancient knowledge, sought not only spiritual power but also the enigmatic Ark? As the secrets of San Bartolomé continue to beckon intrepid seekers, the chapel stands as a testament to the timeless allure of the Templar legacy and the enduring enigma that shrouds this mystical location.

Top image: Hermitage of San Bartolomé. Source: Al Carrera / Adobe Stock.

By Robbie Mitchell

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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