Tomar Travel Guide
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- TomarJul 05, 2012
Relaxed and yet vibrant, this town is a charm to visit. With three bridges across the Rio Nabao, lots of historic monuments ranging from the Knights Templar Castle and Convent through to the Matchstick Museum there is lots to see and do. Try and see the town though in full festival flow when the Festa dos Tabuleiros is on (once every four years). The next one is due to take place in July 2015.
- TomarMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Jul 04, 2012
Gayle and I spend a nice afternoon in Tomar, a charming and historical town on the banks of the Nabao River. The main attraction for us was the Knights Templar Castle and Convent of the Order of Christ. It's a huge and magnificent ensemble of 12th- to 16th-century architecture and art and a World Heritage Site. Back in town (and in direct contrast) we also enjoyed visiting the Tomar Synagogue, one of the best preserved mediaeval examples of its kind. It was built in the mid-15th century and has an interesting interior with Gothic vaulting and columns with classic capitals. Since 1939 it houses the small Jewish Museum Abraão Zacuto, with interesting pieces related to Jewish history in Portugal. We also enjoyed wandering around this old City and wish we could have spent more time and even the night here.
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