to be in Tomar

City of Knights Templar

Flattered to be in Tomar

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Tomar was founded in the mid twelfth century and at its helm sits the Castle of the Knights Templar overlooking the city and the whole surrounding region. Within its grounds lays the famous Convent of Christ, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1983. During the first centuries, in the Middle Ages, the city was the Portuguese headquarters of the Order of the Knights Templar which later survived as the Order of Christ. Its privileges and wealth were behind the great Portuguese maritime ventures of the fifteenth century, which partly explains the city’s political and spiritual relevance over the centuries.

 The city’s historical center is a true maze of narrow cobbled streets perfect for strolling. Astonishing buildings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as well as memorable examples of Gothic and Renaissance architecture can be admired. The Synagogue, one of the oldest in Portugal, is a must see stop.

If you are looking for a place to sit back and relax while reading a book or just soaking up the sun, the city’s central park is the perfect spot. Just a few kilometers away you will find the Castelo de Bode dam, a perfect place for numerous water sports. The region is also ideal for those who enjoy outdoor activities such as climbing, hiking, biking or horse riding.

In Tomar you will be able to enjoy the natural beauty but also the impressive historical legacy of the region. Within an hour’s reach you can easily plan a day trip to Lisboa or visit places such as the Almourol Castle, the Monastery of Batalha, the Monastery of Alcobaça, Fátima’s Sanctuary, Caldas da Rainha and Óbidos. Amazing beaches in the coast are also within easy reach.