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Discover Portugal: Tomar

The historic town of Tomar is set along the banks of the Nabão River and filled with ancient churches, cobbled streets and traditional houses. Rightly known as a jewel in the crown of Central Portugal, Tomar offers a true key destination to visit, bursting with stunning architecture and surrounding lush mountains.

 

The fascinating history of Tomar includes being known as one of the religious centres for The Knights Templar, a powerful and secretive order who once ruled from their headquarters – The Convento de Cristo.  

 

 

 

 

Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983 the city itself offers a stunning selection of ancient streets and beautifully preserved architecture spanning some 500 years, not to mention the meandering river which runs through it’s centre and the copious amount of eateries from modern cuisine to traditional Portuguese fayre.

You can get to Tomar by train (costing less than 10 euros) direct from Lisbon in only 2 hours, which makes it a great place for a day trip, though a stay for longer would also be worth your while!

 

 

 

If you decide to stay for a few nights (we suggest you do!) why not stay here at the beautiful and well priced Casa das Flores only 6km away from Tomar itself!

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