"Distrito Santarém" Top 5 Page for this destination Portugal Favorite Tip by micas_pt

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Favorite thing: Santarém, the capital of this district, is about 80km from Lisbon (1hour by train) making this city an easy daytrip from Lisbon. Santarém is usually referred to as the ?Gothic style capital? due to its beautiful churches (more than 20!!) and buildings. In this district, although very close to Lisbon, you may enjoy a pleasant rural atmosphere, as there are many big farms due to its lands being one of the most fertile in Portugal (some plains and a lot of water). Bullfighting and horseriding are tradition here amongst Ribatejanos (people from Ribatejo area). Santarém has several traditions, but the ?tastier tradition? is undoubtedly the gastronomy fair, which occurs every summer with people visiting from all over the country.

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  • Updated Jan 27, 2004
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