All about Tomar & Abrantes
ABOUT THE CITIES
Located in the Santarém district, both Tomar and Abrantes are 1hr 30mins away from Lisbon, approximately 150Km, by car and they are around 2hr 30mins away from Porto, approximately 240Km, by car. The cities are relatively close to each other and they are both reachable by either train or bus.
The Instituto Politecnico de Tomar has two main campuses, larger campus in Tomar and a smaller one in Abrantes. Tomar campus has both technology and management school, as well as an additional technology school in Abrantes.
Aqueduto dos Pegões
The Aqueduct of the Pegões was built to supply water to the Convent of Christ in Tomar and is about 6 km long. Its construction began in 1593, during the reign of Filipe I of Portugal and was completed in 1614.
Convento de Cristo
The Convent of Christ is a former Roman Catholic convent in Tomar, Portugal. Originally a 12th-century Templar stronghold, when the order was dissolved in the 14th century the Portuguese branch was turned into the Knights of the Order of Christ.
Igreja de São João Baptista
The Church of Saint John the Baptist is a 15th-century Catholic church in Tomar, Portugal that was built by King Manuel I and is of Manueline architecture.
Synagogue of Tomar
The Synagogue of Tomar is the best preserved of the medieval synagogues of Portugal. It is located at the historic center of the city of Tomar and houses a small Jewish Museum.