What to see in Tomar

Find out which are the most interesting places in Tomar for your holidays. 

Tomar, known as the city of the Knights Templar, is a town full of history, culture, and heritage. Located in the heart of Portugal, it boasts a rich cultural heritage with plenty of museums to discover more about Tomar’s past.

These are some of the places worth visiting:

Castle of the Knights Templar of TomarCastle of the Knights Templar
Located atop a hill, this monumental castle has been listed as World Heritage by UNESCO and still is a perfect outlook on the city.

 Convent of Christ Convent of Christ
Located within the walls of the Castle of the Knights Templar, the building is a true museum of Portuguese architecture.

Pegões AqueductPegões Aqueduct
Discover this monumental aqueduct built in Tomar by the Italian architect Filippo Terz.

Santa Iria ConventInteresting convent built in the 16th century, over a former monastery on the banks of the Nabão river.

Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Concienção HermitErmida de Nossa Senhora da Concienção Hermit
Opera prime of the Portuguese Renaissance located next to the Castle of the Knights templar, yet outside the walls.

Igreja de São João Baptista ChurchIgreja de São João Baptista Church
Learn more about Gothic style in this temple in Praça da República square.

Igreja de Santa Maria do Olival ChurchIgreja de Santa Maria do Olival Church
Interesting temple rebuilt by D. Gualdim Pais in 1160.

Abrão Zacuto Synagogue and Portuguese-Hebrew MuseumAbrão Zacuto Synagogue and Portuguese-Hebrew Museum
This museum and synagogue boasta many headstones from the 13th to the 19th century with inscriptions in Hebrew.

Museu dos Fósforos (Match Museum)Museu dos Fósforos (Match Museum)
Admire the complex mannerist style from the 17th century and visit the Match Museum.

José-Augusto França Contemporary Art MuseumJosé-Augusto França Contemporary Art Museum
Discover contemporary artworks by Portuguese authors in this interesting museum.

Casa dos CubosCasa dos Cubos
Cultural space offering many exhibitions.

Lopes-Graça House MuseumLopes-Graça House Museum
Discover the birth home of the musician and composer Lopes-Graça from Tomar. The goal is to divulge his music locally and nationally.

House of Manuel GuimarãesHouse of Manuel Guimarães
Discover the house where the famous architect João de Castilho lived while building the Convent of Christ.

Ermita de Nossa Senhora da Piedade ChapelErmita de Nossa Senhora da Piedade Chapel
14th century sanctuary with blue Baroque tiles from the 17th century. Located in the outskirts of the city.

Capela de São Gregório ChapelCapela de São Gregório Chapel
Octogonal temple from the 16th century, devoted to São Gregório Nazianzeno.

Capela de São Lourenço ChapelCapela de São Lourenço Chapel
Historic chapel marking the point where two armies gathered before the battle of Aljubarrota.

Paços do Concelho (Town Hall)Paços do Concelho (Town Hall)
Discover the Paços do Concelho of Tomar.

Mata Nacional dos Sete Montes National ForestMata Nacional dos Sete Montes National Forest
Interesting forest with incredible gardens perfect for a relaxed walk.

Moinhos e lagares d’El-Rei Mills and Wineries Moinhos e lagares d’El-Rei Mills and Wineries
Discover the windmills and wineries built by the Knights Templar during the 17th and 18th centuries.

EstausEstaus
Why not becoming mesmerized by this unfinished building?

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