Casa dos Patudos in Alpiarça
Casa dos Patudos in the town of Alpiarça was the former residence of politician and statesman José Relvas (1858-1929). Relvas is famous for being the man who proclaimed the Portuguese Republic from Lisbon on October 5, 1910.
Relvas was also an avid art collector. Opened in 1960, the museum houses Relvas’s rich collection of paintings, furniture, ceramics and silk tapestries. The house itself has an understated exterior and a very elegant interior.
Casa Estudio Carlos Relvas in Golegã
In the middle of a garden on an estate that Carlos Relvas owned in Golegã, he had a beautiful two-storey building built, which is quite unique in its kind and in which iron and wood are combined.
This building would become his studio and here he devoted much of his time to his passion for photography. The tour is of interest to all amateurs and professionals interested in the art of photography or special architecture.
National Railway Museum
The National Railway Museum is located in Entroncamento. The railway used to open up new territories, helped create cities, connected distant communities and changed the way of seeing the world.
The Entroncamento Railway Complex covers an area of 4.5 hectares with 19 railway lines. The permanent exhibition is located in special railway buildings.
Castle of Almourol
In the middle of the Tagus River, the enigmatic Almourol Castle from 1171 is one of the most emblematic castles in Portugal due to its historical significance and the surrounding landscape.
Together with the castles of Tomar, Zêzere and Cardiga, it was part of the defense line of fortifications along the Tagus River. You will find the castle ruins in Vila Nova da Barquinha and a boat will transfer you to the castle.
Monastery of Batalha
The Monastery of Batalha is a Gothic masterpiece and is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The monastery is a beautiful architectural complex where different time influences can be seen, because its construction took several kingships.
Monastery of Tomar
Once home to the Knights Templar, Tomar is a charming city of great artistic and cultural richness.
The city’s calling card, the high-altitude monastery “Convento de Cristo”, is one of the most important Portuguese Renaissance buildings.
Monastery of Alcobaça
The monastery was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1989 and is one of the most impressive and beautiful witnesses of Cistercian architecture in all of Europe.
Although the monastery is over 900 years old, the medieval outbuildings and the church have been preserved. This church is the largest in Primitive Gothic style built in Portugal in the Middle Ages.