The city of Tomar is a medium-size city in central Portugal beautifully located on the banks of the river Nabão. Therefore, its inhabitants are called the Nabantinos.
With about 40,677 inhabitants, it spreads through an area of 351 km2. The municipality is composed of 16 parishes and is located in the district of Santarém in the Ribatejo Province.
The streets and squares of the picturesque centre of Tomar are organised following a chessboard pattern. Scattered throughout the town there are many interesting houses with Renaissance, Baroque and Romantic façades.
By the river Nabão there is a park, the so-called Mouchão, which offers nice views of the city and surroundings.
The “Convento de Cristo” (Convent of Christ) is an essential landmark of the city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983.