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Mouchão Parque

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    • Day 13

      Tomar

      May 20, 2023 in Portugal ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

      Centre of Knights Templar and its successor the Order of Christ. Its claim to fame is the “festival of trays”, where every 4 years the girls carry crowns of bread and flowers for a 5k procession through the streets. It’s on again in July and the shops are full of references to it. We had the greatest cheese sandwiches for lunch. Ours cost €8!Read more

    • Day 12

      Tomar

      March 28 in Portugal ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

      The historic centre of Tomar sits alongside the Nabão River and the narrow cobbled streets surround the imposing Praça da República plaza.

      Every 4 years Tomar celebrates Festa dos Tabuleiros. One of the highlights is the Parade of Trays represent the parishes of the municipality. Traditionally, the tray is carried by a girl dressed in white and the multilayered tray is decorated with colored paper flowers, ears of wheat, and 30 loaves of bread, each weighing 400 grams. The tray is topped by the Dove of the Holy Spirit.

      Museo dos Fósforus is one of those quirky museums - it houses the private collection of 43,000 unique matchboxes from all over the world - testament to the determination and passion of a single person - a well travelled businessman from Tomar who started collecting in 1959.

      Row after row in seven large rooms the matchboxes on show are arranged by country of origin and sometimes by subject, with the oldest ones dating back to the late 1800s.

      Dinner - an incredible excellent Indian meal.
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    • Day 62

      Auf den Spuren der Tempelritter

      June 19, 2022 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

      Nach Meer und Wellen war wieder einmal Geschichte und Kultur angesagt.
      Gestern war Tomar unser Ziel, eine der Gründungsstätten der Tempelritter. Das „Convento de Cristo“ ist recht imposant und man hat einen wunderbaren Ausblick über die Stadt und die Umgebung. Leider ist die Anlage ziemlich verwildert, bzw. ungepflegt.
      Der Stellplatz der Gemeinde, ein ehemaliger Campingplatz, ist kostenfrei.
      Thomas nannte das Areal „Tschernobyl“: In der aufgelassenen Rezeption steht ein ca. 20 Jahre alter Bildschirm 📺, die Mülltonnen sind mehr als überfüllt, die Beleuchtungen entlang der Wege funktionieren bestimmt seit Jahren nicht mehr und das Gras/Stroh ist ausgetrocknet. Aber wir standen ja nur eine Nacht, es war ruhig und die Innenstadt vom Platz aus fußläufig zu erreichen.
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    • Day 6

      Tomar

      June 26, 2022 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 66 °F

      I spent the night in Tomar, right in the center of town where the lovely Rio Nabão runs. I sat at a table at a cafe in Mouchão Park on the riverside, watching the children ride a zip line on a little island in the river while I drank Super Bock and ate caracóis, little snails cooked in broth which are a popular Portuguese drinking snack. I used a toothpick to slowly pull them out of their shells.

      I wandered around enjoying the views and the plants (the Portuguese must be the most obsessive gardeners - seriously, everywhere I went people were growing fruit and flowers). Then I had an amazing dinner at Clandestino, a tiny restaurant with charming and friendly staff, who helped me order french fries and chicken gizzards, and then tried to explain to me how the gizzards were cooked.
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