Must see attractions in Tomar

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    Convento de Cristo

    Wrapped in splendour and mystery, the Knights Templar held enormous power in Portugal from the 12th to 16th centuries, and largely bankrolled the Age of…

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    Aqueduto de Pegões

    This astonishing aqueduct, striding towards the monastery from the northwest, was built between 1593 and 1613 to supply water to thirsty monks. Its 180…

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    Museu Luso-Hebraico Abraham Zacuto

    On a charming cobbled lane in the old town, you’ll find the country’s best-preserved medieval synagogue. Built between 1430 and 1460, it was used for only…

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    Mata Nacional dos Sete Montes

    These bucolic 39-hectare gardens – linked to the Convento de Cristo – were founded by the Order of Christ and once served as a contemplative space and…

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    Museu dos Fósforos

    This museum, reached via the lovely courtyard of the Convento de São Francisco, contains Europe’s largest collection of matchboxes. Amassed by local …

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    Igreja de São João Baptista

    The old town’s most striking church faces Praça da República, itself an eye-catching ensemble of 17th-century buildings alive with the echo of cooing…

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    Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Conceição

    Downhill from the monastery is this strikingly simple Renaissance chapel in a lovely position. It’s attributed to Diogo de Torralva, architect of the…

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    Núcleo De Arte Contemporânea

    This modern museum showcases the work of 20th-century modernists and surrealists as well as contemporary artists from all over Portugal.