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Sitting on the River Nabao bank, Tomar is a picturesque town. Tomar in Portugal is home to the Convent of Christ that features among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Tomar occupies an important place in Portuguese history. The old buildings of Tomar epitomizes Portuguese traditions.

Attractions in Tomar:
The crowning glory of the town is the Convent of Christ. This famous Portuguese monument is contained within the Templar Castle, belonging to the twelfth century. Santa Maria do Olival Church housing the cemetery of Templar Master is worth a visit. Other churches in Tomar that are significant tourist sites include the Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, Santa Iria Church and Sao Joan Baptista Church.

Among the ancient synagogues of Portugal, one can be found right at the center of Tomar town. This monument was constructed in 1497. The synagogue houses a Jewish Museum that has been christened after Abraham Zacuto. Located close by is the Match Museum that lies within the Sao Francisco Church.

Historical monuments dating back to the twelfth century can be witnessed in Tomar. Belonging to this period is the convent of Tomar and also the castle. The remarkable Templars' fortress was constructed by Prince Henry in the year 1418. The Charola used to host masses was also built during this period. The Gothic Cemetery is among the oldest found in the convent. Yet another magnificent piece of architecture is the Alnourol Castle.

Tomar is popular for a colorful festival it hosts. This is known as the Festival of the Platters.

Accommodation in Tomar:
Hotels in Tomar are a good boarding choice. Templarios Hotel, Ilha do Lombo Estalagem, Residencial Trovador and Pousada de Sao Pedro are some of the popular hotels of Tomar.

Fatima is an interesting place located near Tomar.

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