Santarém is known as the Portuguese Gothic capital. This beautiful city lies on the Caminho Português, a Catholic pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Santarém was founded by the Romans in the 2nd century BC. Between the 8th and 12th centuries, the Moors were settled here. In the years of 1325–1357, it was a royal residence and the capital of the Kingdom of Portugal.
The city is located on the right bank of the Tagus River in the central part of the country, just 69 km (43 mi) northeast of Lisbon.
Photo walk in Santarém
Planning to visit Portugal? Here are some pictures of Santarém from my walks through the city.
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