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Make a holiday rental apartment or villa in Tomar, Portugal your home away from home

The charming city of Tomar lies in most fertile region of Portugal, along the banks of the Nabão River, to the northeast of Lisbon. Once the headquarters of the Knights Templar, the city has an interesting history and many monuments that attract tourists to Tomar accommodation.

Things to do in Tomar, Portugal

There are plenty of things to do in Tomar, from sightseeing to outdoor activities. The countryside that surrounds is filled with vineyards, orchards and forests and is ideal for hiking or horse riding. If you want to enjoy the lovely Portuguese weather in the outdoors there is also a lovely park near the bridge over Nabão River that has nice views of the city and surroundings and is a lovely place to have a picnic.

The best way to explore the old city center with its beautiful gothic, medieval and renaissance architecture is by foot. From the town’s elegant main square, the streets radiate out in a grid pattern, making them easy to navigate. You can pick up a souvenir at one of the shops that sell local crafts such as handmade tiles or pottery, or stop at one of the charming cafes to taste local produce such as olives, figs and wine. Wine coinsurers can go wine tasting at Casal das Freiras vineyard.

Tomar’s most popular tourist attraction, and one of the most important monuments in Portugal, is the Castle and Convent of the Order of Christ. This 12th Century UNESCO World Heritage Site was a Templar stronghold, and played an important role in defending the border of the Christian territory against the Moors. The Castle of Almourol, another important Templar building, is located 20km outside of Tomar on a little rocky island on the Tagus River.

Other fascinating buildings include Church of Santa Maria do Olival, which served as a burial place for Templar Knights, the mediaeval Synagogue of Tomar and the Chapel of Our Lady of the Conception.

Places to go on holiday in Tomar, Portugal

There are a variety of interesting towns and places of interest that make good day trips for those staying in Tomar apartments. Nearby is Portugal’s bullfighting capital Santarém as well as the town of Vila Franca de Xira, which hosts bull-running festivals in July and October each year. The picturesque fishing village of Nazaré, the ancient city of Leiria and the pilgrimage town of Fatima where you can go karting, abseiling or play paintball, are all within easy driving distance of villas in Tomar.

Weather in Tomar, Portugal

The temperate climate of Tomar means that summers are warm with temperatures in the mid 20°Cs, and winters mild, with temperatures rarely dropping below 10°C. The warm weather has made Tomar villas popular with tourists throughout the year.

Flights to Tomar, Portugal

The closest international airport to Tomar villas is Lisbon (LIS), which is 120km away. easyJet, TAP and British Airways offer regular flights to Lisbon at reasonable prices. From there visitors can hire a car and travel just over an hour to their accommodation in Tomar. There are also daily trains between Lisbon and Tomar.

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                                                                                                  Casa Marques is a charming holiday cottage nestling on a south facing hillside with uninterrupted views stretching as far as the eye can see over wooded hills and valleys. A large swimming pool with comfortable loungers is where we spent most of our days taking turns to climb the dozen steps to replenish glasses of gin and tonic with ice from the freezer and lemons and limes plucked from trees in the garden. Shopping presented no problem whatsoever there being a well stocked supermarket with helpful staff, including a butcher who advised us on the best choice for the barbecue,only a few miles away. We also topped up our provisions when stopping at our "local" minimarket/café for a coffee or beer. Here despite their English being on a par with our Portuguese we always came away with a smile and exactly what we needed! The villa's purpose built barbecue we found invaluable being so easy to light and to cook on. We found driving in this part of Portugal no bother at all with motorway access about 100metres from the airport, stretching to about 15 minutes to Marques itself and minor roads practically devoid of other users. All in all a great holiday for chilling out and one that we wished we had stayed longer
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                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  This house is so breathtaking, i absolutely adored it! Everything you need is available in the house, the decoration is stunning and the garden is too good to be true. The river is near the house and easy to reach. The relaxed communication with Frans and Liz is very good, Frans is very very kind. I can't wait to go back!
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                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

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                                                                                                  We stayed in the cottage over New Year (2 adults, 3 young children) and thoroughly enjoyed our time in this pretty region of Portugal. The cottage was what we wanted - a traditional and rustic escape in the country. As such, it was decorated so. It was interestingly furnished with antiques and old artefacts and the beds were extremely comfortable. Clean throughout and well stocked with the essentials. No bath, but 2 clean and comfortable shower rooms. It was a little cold at first but being a stone cottage that is expected - the fire soon warmed the place up! Be aware that the kitchen is tiny, but perfectly functional. Manuel, the owner could not have been more helpful, delivering logs and bread daily and having milk and basic provisions there on our arrival. The cottage is perfectly placed for visiting the area...Tomar and the Convention do Cristo is 20 minutes away. We particularly loved (and thoroughly recommend) the Taverna Antigua, a medieval restuarant in Tomar... dams, lakes, mountains, caves, dinosaur footprints, Batalha, Fatima to name but a few all within 50 minutes. A very enjoyable stay that took us back in time!
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