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  • 1 Almourol castle Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    P - 2000 Santarém

    This fortress, punctuated with towers and crenellations stands in a rocky island covered with trees and cacti, in the middle of the Tagus in which it is reflected... It was erected in 1171 by Gualdim Pais, Master of the Order of Knights Templar on th..

  • 2 The old town Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Av. Antonio dos Santos P - 2000 Santarém

    The historic centre with its quiet alleys intercut with staircases makes a pleasant stroll.

  • 3 Church do Seminario Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Praça Sa da Bandeira P - 2000 Santarém

    The Baroque facade from the end of the 18C of this former Jesuit college is characterised by the superpositioning of several floors set off with cornices and pierced by windows and niches which give it all the allure of a palace from that era. The in..

  • 4 Church of Marvila Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Praça Visconde Serrado Pílar P - 2000 Santarém

    This church, founded in the 12C by King Afonso Henriques after the conquest of Santarém over the Moors in 1147, was remodelled in the 16C. The interior is covered with azulejos. The most interesting date from 1620 and 1635, these are azulejos knows a..

  • 5 Church of São João de Alporão - Museu Arqueologico Interesting

    Religious buildings

    L. Zeferino Sarmento P - 2000 Santarém

    This Romanesque-Gothic church has archaeological collections. In the entrance, the attractive cenotaph of Duarte de Meneses, Count of Viana, is in the Gothic flamboyant style. It was built in the 15C by his wife to house a tooth, the only remains of ..

  • 6 Church da Graça Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Largo Pedro Alvares Cabral P - 2000 Santarém

    This Gothic church, built in 1380, has an attractive flamboyant facade inset with a pretty rose window, finely sculpted from a single block of stone. A restoration project has restored the purity of its lines to a very attractive main nave. The churc..

  • 7 Miradouro de São Bento Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Praça Egas Moniz P - 2000 Santarém

    This belvedere has a broad panoramic view over the plain that the Tagus covers in winter with its fertilising water and over Santarém where you can make out the main monuments.

  • 8 Mercado Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Alexandre Herculano P - 2000 Santarém

    The walls of themarket are covered with azulejos from the start of the century.

  • 9 Church of Santissimo Milagre

    Religious buildings

    R. Braamcamp Freire P - 2000 Santarém

    This church, the seat of great devotion, was founded in the 14C then successively remodelled. In a tabernacle, it has the Holy host which in 1247 was transformed into the blood of Christ.

  • 10 Church of the Misericord

    Religious buildings

    R. 1° de Dezembro P - 2000 Santarém

    This is a church from the 16C rebuilt after the earthquake of 1755. It has a Baroque facade and the interior, in the church-hall style, is covered with an elegant ribbed vault supported by Tuscan columns.

  • 11 Torre das Cabaças

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R. de S. Martinho P - 2000 Santarém

    From the top of the Calebasses tower, a remnant of the old medieval walls, located opposite the church of São João de Alporão, an attractive view over the whole town. Its clock used to regulate the life of the city.

  • 12 Portas do Sol

    Nature and gardens

    Av. 5 de Outubro P - 2000 Santarém

    From the walls pierced by the Sun Gate, which has given its name to the garden, you look down over the Tagus which has a large meander below.

  • 13 Church of Santa Clara

    Religious buildings

    Av. Sacadura Cabral P - 2000 Santarém

    This vast Gothic church formed part of a convent built in the 13C. The central nave, both narrow and 72m long, has a pretty rose window at the end over the tomb de Dona Leonora, the founder of the convent.

  • 14 Fonte das Figueiras

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Estrada das Figueiras P - 2000 Santarém

    This is a fountain from the 13C whose porch, with its back to the city wall, is crowned with pyramidal merlons.

  • 15 Chapel of Nossa Senhora do Monte

    Religious buildings

    Rúa Norte P - 2000 Santarém

    Located au centre of a horseshoe square, this chapel has a facade from the 16C. In the chevet, notice a 16C statue of the Virgin.

  • 16 Alpiarça

    Towns and villages

    N114 P - 2000 Santarém

    In this small farming town located on the other bank of the Tagus, below Santarém, you can visit a very attractive manor house. The Casa dos Patudos, built in 1905, belonged to José Relvas (1858-1929), a politician and great art lover who brought tog..

  • 17 Cartaxo

    Towns and villages

    N3 P - 2000 Santarém

    This town houses the Museu Rural e do Vinho, an interesting museum in a rural 19C quinta. Exhibited there is a large quantity of instruments and tools which let you follow the evolution of wine making techniques. To end the visit, the traditional sma..

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