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Tomar packs a lot of interesting sights into a relatively small space. I only spent a short time here, but I came away impressed by the number of imortant historical sights and the physical layout of the town. It was fun to walk around and take pictures of the historic center and to talk to a few locals along the way.
The River Nabao divides the historic Old Quarter from the rest of the city and makes it easy for the visitor to identify most of the major sights. The river runs loudly past the town, churning and making its waters brown with silt. As you pass over the bridge and into the Old Quarter, you are surrounded by charming off-white cobbled streets and the view of the Unesco-listed Convento de Cristo on the hill above. Before you leave, be sure to drive just outside of town and visit the impressive Aqueduto de Pegoes, which is truly a remarkable sight to behold.
This is not the place to come if you are looking for exceptional nightlife, over-the-top museums or top-rated restaurant cuisine. However, if you're looking for a great stop while touring Central Portugal or just a quiet daytrip from Lisbon, then Tomar is a perfect choice.
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