Latest Release:
3/28/2018
Version: 1.3
Price: Free
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Attributes

Not Handicap Accesible Scenic Views Not available at all times Hiking required Volume required

License

Creative Commons License

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Porto Templar Secret 

  • Average Rating: 5 stars
  • Created by: MightyReek
  • Submitted by: Premium Member Silvana
  • Start at:  N 41° 08.989 W 008° 36.335
  • Location: Portugal
  • Play Time: more than 4 hours
  • Date Added: 7/15/2011 1:33 PM
  • Last Updated: 3/28/2018 1:01 PM
  • Downloads: 868
  • Completions: 26

About This Cartridge

January 1755
An Italian artist who lives in Porto has discovered the whereabouts of the long missed Templar Treasure and, helped by a group of brave adventurers of the Order of Christ, will help you put the treasure safe, away from the Inquisition hands, that on its turn will do all they can to finally obtain enough knowledge to dominate the world. 

Starting Location

Capela das Almas, Porto, Portugal 

Recent Cartridge Logs:

Groundspeak Premium Member Zbypa played it on 7/24/2022

Rating: 5 stars

Played little by little during our one-week stay in Porto and finished on the last day. The game took me to many amazing places, most of which I visited for a second time. The related story was great and all the tasks reasonable. It was really fun and I must say that I didn't expect the Spanish inquisition. Thanks for this excellent wherigo.

[Log Edited by Zbypa on 7/24/2022 8:24:32 AM]

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Groundspeak Premium Member Hydalin played it on 9/22/2021

Rating: 5 stars


This cache took us several days to complete. During our visit to Porto, we walked by a lot of sites, churches, interesting places. However, we were not able to complete this cache in one try. On the first day, it was simply too late in the evening to go on and on the second day, the location was already closed when we arrived for one of the last stations in the evening.

So not knowing how many stations were left, we tried again today in the morning. We were so close already to the target, but we did not find the spoiler picture. After a long a search in the area, we were so happy that we could finally find it!

Thanks a lot for this adventure!

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Groundspeak Premium Member veitsi74 played it on 2/26/2019

Rating: 5 stars

Played @ my visit to Porto!
Very nice, Thanks a lot!

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Groundspeak Premium Member famlangerws played it on 8/8/2018

Rating: 5 stars

Absolutely brilliant! Thanks for the fun! More in the GC log.

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Groundspeak Premium Member Dani+Iris played it on 6/9/2017

Rating: 5 stars

Oh boy, what an epic adventure. How do we properly describe this top cache experience in Portugal? It consists of three parts.

First we started planning our cycle trip from Porto to Lisboa at home by also looking at the geocaching map. We easily selected this well rated cache in Porto to guide us along the main sights. On top of that it is also a Wherigo cache and this is our favorite cache type. The plan was made that this would be the main target of our day in Porto.

Part two started in Porto with charging all devices to full power and allow for enough time and both soon proved to be necessary. The cartridge guides you to all the top sights you would normally do as a tourist but you now have your personal guide who points out the little details and the background story... and all of this within the great setting of the Templars that fit the sights of Porto so well! The extra power packs are also needed because you can not stop taking pictures along the way. This continued for hours and we felt we were nearing the final when we had to solve the riddle of the Torre dos Clerigos. But this was our black beast and we failed miserably. Was it the starting rain that blurred our vision or were we taken by the Tavoras or Jesuits who were trying to sabotage our holy mission? The fact is that we had to abort and contact the CO for guidance. Silvana swiftly replied to our distress call but by that time we were already cycling southwards along the coast.

10 days later, back in Porto and some time left for part three starting from the Torre dos Clerigos again. This time the message from St Paul was immediately revealed and we felt ashamed that we failed it before. Silvana not only gave us a hint but full disclosure (but we will not disclose in this log what was our problem. The Jesuits might be reading this as well) After that hurdle the final quest was swift and we soon found ourselves at the lovely and nicely given secret box and kneeled for The Master.

And not only the virtual character of the cartridge but especially for the Wherigo virtuoso and master cartridge creator. This is very well done and one of the most epic Wherigos we played. A tip for the next players: do not only navigate to and activate your player at the next zone but also keep it alive in between as you will experience some fine surprises in hidden zones. We enjoyed the fortune telling gipsy, the beggar,... and other colorful characters.

As we also published several Wherigo cartridges we know the effort it takes to make such a beautiful and perfectly working cartridge: one favorite point is not enough to express our gratitude and respect for this great work!

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