The Region

Architectural and Natural Heritage

  • Vila Nova de Barquinha

    Bathed by the rivers Tejo, Zêzere and Nabão, VIla nova da Barquinha has a unique natural beauty. From the imposing Almourol Castle, built on an island in the middle of the Tagus River, to one of the most beautiful examples of Renaissance architecture in Portugal, the Igreja Matriz de Atalaia, to the Contemporary Sculpture Park, in the RIbeirinho Park, without forgetting the gastronomic and cultural heritage, Vila Nova da Barquinha is the destination of excellence to discover the best the region has to offer.

  • Take

    Developed from the construction of its castle in 1160, which would become the headquarters of the Knights Templar in Portugal, its exlibris are the Castle and the Convent of Christ. With a vast architectural wealth, visible in examples such as the Synagogue, the oldest in Portugal, the Churches of S. João Baptista and of Santa Maria do Olival, or even the imposing Pegões Aqueduct, which once supplied water to the Convent of Christ. The natural wealth of Tomar should also be highlighted, as is the case of the Mata dos Sete Montes, the Mouchão Island or even the Castelo de Bode reservoir. In what concerns intangible heritage, it is impossible to talk about Tomar without mentioning the Festa dos Tabuleiros (Feast of trays), held every 4 years, with origins that date back to the Cult of the Holy Spirit.

  • Constância

    Constância, land of poets, guarantees that Camões lived here. Rich in natural resources, and with a vast historical and cultural heritage, Constância has in its riverside area, a meeting place between the rivers Tejo and Zezere, one of the biggest attractions of the region. Deeply vandalized during the French invasions, and later recovered, it has reached the present day with a vast architectural heritage, with examples such as the Church of Nossa Senhora dos Mártires, the Pillory, the Church of Misericórdia, the Clock Tower or the Chapel of Sant'Ana. More recently, initiatives such as the Life Science Center - Astronomy Park, or the Tropical Butterfly House, make Constância a town with enormous tourist potential.


Entroncamento, the second smallest municipality in the country, has the National Railway Museum as its main tourist attraction. With a permanent exhibition rich in historical railway heritage, and temporary exhibitions, it allows us to get to know the true national treasures that went through the history of railway transport.

  • Golegã

    Located in a region of fertile soil, agriculture was the beginning of its settlement. With a vast natural heritage, with special attention to the Natural Reserve of Paul do Boquilobo, where the rivers Tejo and Almonda meet, it also has in its architectural heritage examples of excellence, as is the case of the Mother Church or the House Studio Carlos Relvas.

    Of great relevance at national and international level, the National Horse Fair is held annually in Golegã.