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From the fortification of the Knights Templar and headquarters of the Order of Christ, through to being a convent and residence of nobles, the main chapters of Portuguese history from the 12th to the 19th Century are represented in the architecture of the monumental complex of Tomar.
Our tour takes us through the great moments of the history of Portugal, from the founding of the Kingdom, through to the Discoveries, the Golden Age of Brazil and the Liberalism of the 19th Century.
We will travel from Lisbon to Tomar by motorway, in order to have the maximum possible time for our visit to the town.
We start by visiting the Convent of Christ in Tomar, which is a unique and magnificent monumental complex, built over seven centuries by several sovereigns, which led to ether establishment of various styles of Portuguese architecture, namely the Romanesque, Gothic, Manueline, Renaissance, Mannerism and Baroque styles.
Thanks to the intervention and investment made during the successive reconstructions and expansions carried out by various kings of Portugal, the monumental complex of Tomar is the largest in the country, and one of the largest in the world.
After a relaxing stroll through the Mata dos Setes Montes, a garden of leafy trees with Renaissance statues, we stop for lunch at a well-known restaurant in the town, where we can enjoy the local gastronomy.
During the afternoon we admire other monuments, such as the great Pegões aqueduct, the Church of Santa Maria do Olival, the Chapel of St. Lawrence, and the Church of St. John the Baptist, all of which are of great artistic and historical interest.
We will also enjoy relaxing in its natural beauty, as we walk through the gardens bordering the river Nabão which crosses the city, or when contemplating the magnificent views of the region.
As an option we can reserve time during our visit to Tomar for a brief visit to the Shrine of Fátima on the return to Lisbon.