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Tomar is a city in Portugal,in the centre of the country,in Medio Tejo subregion.

Get in

By train(via Entroncamento), by bus or car.
From Lisbon: There is hourly direct train to Lisbon (Santa Apolonia/Oriente), ap. 2 h, 8.40 €.
From Porto: Several per day, ap. 3.5 h, 19 €, need to change in Entrocamento or Lamarosa/Coimbra B.
There are two bus compaines that connect Tomar. Rede Expressos and RodoTejo.

Get around

Walking;it is a small city.

See

Tomar is a small city but holds an important ancient past and some of the most important monuments in Portugal.

Landmarks

  • Convento de Cristo and Castelo de Tomar,a UNESCO World Heritage Sight, built in 12th century. After the Order of the Knights Templar was dissolved in the 14th century, the Portuguese branch of the order was turned into the Knights of the Order of Christ, which supported Portugal's maritime discoveries of the 15th century.
  • Church of Santa Maria do Olival, it was built in the second half of the 12th century by the provincial master of the Order of the Knights Templar in Portugal, Gualdim Pais.
  • Church of São João Baptista and Republica Square, this church was built in the end of the 15th century, marked as National Monument in 1910 and is in Republica Square where is Gualdim Pais statue.
  • Aqueduct of Pegões, it was built to deliever water to Convento de Cristo and has 6 km of extension. The construction started in 1593 and finished in 1614. The highest point of this aqueduct is 30 m above ground level. Take the small "train tour bus" in city center that takes you to the highest point.
  • Synagogue of Tomar, is the best preserved of the medieval synagogues of Portugal. It is located in the historic centre of the city of Tomar, and houses a small Jewish Museum.

Festivals

  • Festa dos Tabuleiros, is a festival organized every 4 and 4 years during summer. It an old tradition and in every event, Tomar becomes completely crowed and visitants can enjoy original decoration of streets, music concerts, traditional gastronomy and of course the main part of festival the trays parade.

Eat

  • Cervejaria do Fernando - serves typical portuguese meals from lunchtime till midnight ~6 €. Open: Tu-Su: 10am-1am, closed on Mondays.

Drink

Sleep

Get out

Ferreira do Zezere(countryside/lagoon{albufeiras}along the river Zezere; Almourol,a casttle on an isle,in the Tagus(Tejo)river; Abrantes,Torres Novas,Ourem,Fatima,cities nearby. Leiria,Pombal,Santarem.



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