Torre das Cabaças ou Cabaceiro

This tower is, in fact, a Clock tower; the popular designation calabash tower comes from the clay calabashes that served to amplify the bell sound. Although the mechanism of the clock has been modernized, this tower is set on the first generation of clock towers in Portugal. From the top of its 126 metres it is possible to see the urban net of Santarém and the fields surrounding it. Nowadays it shelters the Núcleo Museológico do Tempo.


Rua Engenheiro Zeferino Sarmento


  • Easy external parking
  • Towers
  • Visitable (no guide)
  • True

    opening hours


  • thursday: 09:00-12:30
  • wednesday: 09:00-12:30
  • friday: 14:00-17:30
  • saturday: 11:45-12:30
  • sunday: 17:45-18:30

  • Inverno

  • thursday: 14:00-17:30
  • wednesday: 14:00-17:30
  • friday: 09:00-12:30
  • saturday: 17:45-18:30
  • sunday: 11:45-12:30

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