Tomar (Portuguese pronunciation: [tuˈmaɾ]), also known in English as Thomar, is a city and a municipality in Santarém District in Portugal. The town proper has a population of about 20,000. The municipality population in 2011 was 40,677, in an area of 351.20 km².
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I enjoyed walking through the halls, cloisters and the rooms that were occupied bybyhe knights tenplar and later the nuns. The simplicity of the life was evident. The two preserved bodies were also interestjng. If you enjoy history i recommend a visit.
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The Castelo is included in the admission to the convent and there really is no differentiation between toe two. In fact, a doorway is the dividing line.
But as long as it's separate here, the castelo is as interesting as the convento. It was well worth the effort to go rogue on our planned itinerary and detour to Tomar.
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The aqueduct itself would be an interesting tourist site in most towns, but in Tomar it is the forgotten sister compared to the Convent of Christ, which is spectacular. But if you come to Tomar, you should definitely take a look at it.
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Located on the opposite side of Rio Nabao (from the old medieval town), this modest church is the final resting place of Gualdim Pais, founder of Tomar. There are also tombs of roughly 20 Knights Templar here along with several Grand Masters. There are many hidden symbols of the Order located within the church. There is usually someone available to help guide you and answer any questions. Note the drinking well located to the right of the church - this was supposedly disguised as an aerating shaft to a tunnel that connected the church to the Convent and Castle atop the hillside on the other side of the river.
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In the Tomas central square, this functioning church exemplifies how traditions have formed to shape worship in Portugal. Consistent with the beliefs of the Knights Templar, the church is named for John the Baptist, one of their most revered saints. The furnishings are simple in comparison to many cathedrals but is likely more realistic for this community. A quick visit would suffice but accents any visit to the Convent of Christ, which overlooks this church from the hillside.
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This is only one of two synagogues we could find while visiting Portugal. It's ancient, small and extremely simple and non ornate. Just adjacent is what used to be the mikveh, the ritual bath. The woman volunteer at the Synagogue was elderly, very friendly and happy to share information. A humbling fact she shared is that there are only two Jewish families in the city. A bit sad.
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This fascinating museum is a must in Tomar! We could spend hours and hours in here and still find new things to look at. Who would know there are so many designs of matchboxes!
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Lovely green space located just a couple of minutes walking from Tomar's Praca da Republica (Square). The lower formal Gardens, accessed through the impressive Cerca's Entrance are an absolute delight to walk through. Manicured hedges form geometric patterns that are lined with pleasant walking paths. Higher up the slopes, beyond these Gardens is a sprawling forest replete with pleasant shaded walking trails. Several trails (all are well-marked, color coded and give approximate walking times) lead to impressive viewpoints. There are several beautiful Fountains, reservoirs, remains of a 16th-17th century aqueduct, an old mill (partially in ruins), a children's playground and several open lawn spaces ideal for picnics. A small information center is located towards the park entrance - bathroom facilities are available here.
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The town of Tomar has a river in the city and that adds to it's great charm. There is a relaxing atmosphere with all the green florae and the running water. I loved the old mill that stands in the river.
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