Santarém

It is the capital of Ribatejo, from the top of its hills, noted the lezíria. From the Romans to the Santarém Scallabis of now, the city was the site chosen, during several centuries, for cuts and nobles. And it is for this reason that there are various buildings and monuments that aristocrats have made this city one of the best examples of Gothic. Was nicknamed "Gothic city" due to the large number of copies of this style: Grace Church, Igreja de São João de Alporão Church and the Church of Santa Clara, which is the only remnant of which was the convent of the Poor Clares. The Church of Santa Maria de Marvila is one of the oldest in the city. Boasts the Manueline style and worth a visit. In its interior can be admired the flooring tiles from the 17th century. You can also visit the Tower of gourds, or clock, also built by order of King Manuel I. The miradouro das Portas do Sol is considered one of the most beautiful places of the city. The writer Almeida Garrett came to classify garden of viewpoint as the "majestic" entry to the village. The views extend over the Tagus and lezíria ribatejana in this ex-libris of the city. The local gastronomy is greatly appreciated and highlight some delicacies such as the Flathead on tile, with cod and roast magusto kebabs on the stick of Laurel. Candy santarenos are the alfagemes, the celestial cakes and babybels of heaven, the latter two conventuals. The religious monuments abound in this region and show buildings like the Church of Santa Clara, the Church of the Holy Miracle or the San Francisco Convent, founded in the 13th century and classified as a national monument. One of the oldest traces of the Roman occupation, dating from the 1st century BC, the Roman temple of Scallabis, discovered in the restoration of the House of the Alcazaba, currently transformed into a unit of Turismo de Habitação.

Where to eat in Santarém

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Where to sleep in Santarém

Casa da Alcáçova
Casa da Alcáçova

Situated along the medieval walls of Santarem, this manor house lets you enjoy a landscape of extraordinary beauty. Here, is a unit of turismo de habitação of …

Quinta da Cabrita
Quinta da Cabrita

Quinta da Cabrita is located at 6 kilometers from Santarém. This is a set of 18th century restored houses, 4 with the types T1 (3 houses) and T2 (a house): Kaf…

Hotel de Charme Casa da Amieira
Hotel de Charme Casa da Amieira

4 star

Magnificent House, of modern, spacious moth, too close to other cities such as Torres Novas, Tomar, Santarém and Leiria. This rural hotel has ten rooms, each w…

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Near Santarém

Torres Novas

Torres Novas


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Alpiarça

Alpiarça


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Tomar

Tomar


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Golegã

Golegã


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