Tomar is a charming city in central Portugal, 135 km (84 mi) northeast of Lisbon. It is set in a landscape of beautiful valleys, bending rivers and gently rolling mountains swathed in pines and eucalyptus trees.
It was established by the Knights Templar in 1160 on land granted by Afonso I, the first king of Portugal. The Convent of Christ and Castle complex, founded in the town in the 12th century by the Templars, was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983.
Located on the banks of the Nabão River in the Centro region, Tomar is filled with ancient churches, narrow cobbled streets, and traditional white houses.
Official website: Tomar Cidade Templária