Santarém
Tomar
Highly recommended
Tomar The Essential
Highly recommended
On the banks of the River Nabão, Tomar lies at the foot of a wooded hill topped by a castle built by the Templars in the 12C, within whose walls is the Convent of Christ. This Unesco World Heritage site has played a significant part in Portugal's history and that of Western Christendom. The peaceful old town of white houses and rectilinear streets is also worth exploring. Once every four years, a famous festival (the Festa dos Tabuleiros) takes place here.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Tomar
Convento de Cristo
Convento de Cristo
On top of the mound which dominates the
60 minutes
Convent of Christ Window
Convent of Christ Window
The work of architect Diogo de Arruda
Charola dos Templarios
Charola dos Templarios
Built in the 12C in emulation of the
30 minutes
Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Conceiçao
Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Conceiçao
Located halfway up the slope, on the
15 minutes
Church of São João Baptista
Church of São João Baptista
This is a Gothic building from the end
15 minutes
Synagogue
Synagogue
Built between 1430 and 1460, it was only
15 minutes