Tomar is a charming town 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.
Tomar 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, Tomar is filled with ancient churches, narrow cobbled streets, and traditional white houses.
Photo walk in Tomar
Planning to visit Portugal soon? Here are some pictures of Tomar from my walks through the town.
The Church of St. John the Baptist, located in the attractive Praça da República, dates back to the early 16th century and is a fine example of Manueline (Portuguese Late Gothic) architecture.
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