Self catering bungalows, Castelo do Bode / Aldeia do Mato

[tab name=”Info”] Self catering bungalo’s on the Castelo do Bode / Aldeia do Mato beach. Castelo do Bode is one of the most amazing internal Portugal lakes caused by damming of the river Zezere. Little known among tourists but much loved by the Lisbon Jet set. The lake has a length of roughly 66km and has warm waters most of the year. The damming took … Continue reading Self catering bungalows, Castelo do Bode / Aldeia do Mato

Hotel Segredos de Vale Manso

Hotel Segredos de Vale Manso is the most charming and luxurious access point to the Castelo do Bode lake in central Portugal. This hotel is all about views, luxury and supply. It’s a modern hotel with a classic ambience. We’ve mentioned the Castelo do Bode damming on the river Zezere many times on Go Discover Portugal because the damming in the 1940’s has created one … Continue reading Hotel Segredos de Vale Manso

Botanical gardens Coimbra university

[portfolio_slideshow size=large pagerpos=top titles=false] The botanical gardens of Coimbra university where founded in 1772 and it is build on terraces that lead down to the greenhouses, it was park of the natural history faculty of the university of Coimbra and is host to many rare plants some of which have been there from the beginning of its foundation. It a very place for Coimbra inhabitants … Continue reading Botanical gardens Coimbra university

Portugal dos Pequenitos

Portugal dos Pequenitos (portagal for the little ones) is a very nice children theme park in the centre of Coimbra that is also educational and interesting for the parents to visit. The park was build in 1940 and still receives additions and improvements. The park consists of a mini Portugal made up of houses, street, farms, castles and a monastery build according to real life … Continue reading Portugal dos Pequenitos

Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha

The monastery of St. Clara in the centre of Coimbra was founded in 1280 by Mor Dias as a female monastery for the order of the poor clares nuns. It was abondened in the 17th century and it opened to the public in 2009 after complete restoration. The monastery was abandoned due to year after year flooding as the Mondego river went out of it’s … Continue reading Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha

Casa das Ratas e Casa Matreno

[tab name=”Info”] Casa das Ratas and Casa Matreno are two restaurants opposite each other on the same street in Tomar. As they belong to the same owner share the same menu and waiting service you should see them as one but they are completely different in atmosphere and decoration. The restaurants are well known and very popular in both Tomar and internationally. The food is … Continue reading Casa das Ratas e Casa Matreno

The templar city of Tomar

[tab name=”Background”] Tomar – fine restaurants, an impressive historical centre, nice bar’s and regional specialities set in an enchanting, historical city! Tomar is mostly known for being the home of the famous world heritage castle, the Castle of Tomar  or convent of christ. The castle was built to be the headquarters of the knights Templar in Portugal, the first stone was laid in 1160. It … Continue reading The templar city of Tomar

O Moinante restaurant

[portfolio_slideshow size=large pagerpos=top titles=true] Wanneer je op reis gaat door midden Portugal en je vertrekt vanaf Lissabon rij je omhoog richting Noorden, dan zijn er veel routes mogelijk. 1 van die routes is via Santarem en vanaf Santarem richting Abrantes, de wegen zijn hier goed en het landschap en de steden en dorpen subliem. Na Santarem hou je de west kant van de Tagus aan … Continue reading O Moinante restaurant

Pepe Café – bar, cafe en deegwaren, Tomar

[portfolio_slideshow size=large pagerpos=top titles=true] Pepe Café bar, cafe en deegwaren, Tomar is één van de oudste café’s in Tomar and met een groot terras gesitueerd op het centrale plein van TomarOpgericht in 1874 als de Confeitaria Tomarense. Het is een typisch Portugese pastelaria, zoete broodjes, koffie, frisdrank en alcoholische versnaperingen waar Portugal over het algemeen de dag begint, onderbreekt en eindigt. Pepe Café bar, cafe … Continue reading Pepe Café – bar, cafe en deegwaren, Tomar

Palco de D'especiarias, bakker en specialiteiten cafeetje, Tomar

[portfolio_slideshow size=large pagerpos=top titles=true] Palco d’especiarias is een kleine, vriendelijke bakker in het hart van Tomar, dicht bij het hoofdplein Praca do Municipal. Zeer onopvallend maar heel bijzonder door de vele zoete lokale deegwaren en de heerlijke bruine broodjes kaas, tonijn en vleeswaren die moeilijk te vinden zijn in Tomar. De eigenares heeft lange tijd in Frankrijk gewoond, heeft een sportverleden en houd van lekker … Continue reading Palco de D'especiarias, bakker en specialiteiten cafeetje, Tomar

Alvora Restaurante, Tomar

[portfolio_slideshow size=large pagerpos=top titles=true] Het restaurante Alvora is een paar kilometer verwijderd van Tomar in een dorp met de romantische naam Vale do Florido, ‘vallei van de bloemen’ en het is zo’n bijzondere plek. Het restaurant serveert regionale dagmenu’s en is typisch Portugese in opstelling maar internationaler in presentatie en dit komt waarschijnlijk door de vele buitenlanders die in de buurt wonen en hier regelmatig … Continue reading Alvora Restaurante, Tomar

Piri Piri Restaurant in Tomar

[portfolio_slideshow size=large pagerpos=top titles=true] Piri Piri restaurant in Tomar is een restaurant waar wij veel keer voorbij zijn gelopen maar door het wat toeristische uiterlijk buiten, zijn we nooit naar binnen gegaan. Piri Piri restaurant in Tomar werdt ons steeds weer geadviseerd door mensen uit de regio. Uiteindelijk, na iemand te hebben gesproken die gegarandeert van lekker en goed eten houd en woonzaam is in … Continue reading Piri Piri Restaurant in Tomar

Alminhas restaurant in Tomar

We are sorry to inform you that Alminhas restaurnat has recently changed direction and we no longer know if they have kept the original concept or have chosen another route! Alminhas restaurant vinden wij één van de betere restauranten in Tomar en het staat ook zeer goed bekend nationaal en internationaal. Het Restaurant Alminhas heeft veel specialiteiten maar de nadruk ligt altijd op creatief en … Continue reading Alminhas restaurant in Tomar

Iguarias do Convento, Wijn en Tapas bar, Tomar

[tab name=”Photo’s”][portfolio_slideshow size=large pagerpos=top titles=true]   Bijzondere wijnen regionaal en nationaal, Portugese petiscos en internationale tapas in het hart van het oude centrum Tomar.[/tab] [tab name=”About”]De Iguarias do Convento wijn, tapas en petiscos bar / winkel in het oude, hisotrische centrum van Tomar is de leukste plek die wij vonden om te genieten van een lokaal glas goede wijn , na deskundig advies uit een … Continue reading Iguarias do Convento, Wijn en Tapas bar, Tomar

Marisqueira de Tomar, vis restaurant Tomar

[tab name=”Photo’s”][portfolio_slideshow size=large pagerpos=top titles=true] Marisqueira de Tomar is een, onder Portugezen, zeer bekend vis en zeevruchten restaurant in het centrum van Tomar, voor een fantastisch vis restaurant Tomar [/tab] [tab name=”Information”] Marisqueira is de algemene benaming van een vis restaurant waar vooral krab, kreeft, garnaal en andere schelvis wordt geserveerd maar in dit geval ook gegrilde vis en gegrilde vleesschotels. Dit vis restaurant in … Continue reading Marisqueira de Tomar, vis restaurant Tomar

Pastelaria Templaria, Tomar

The Pastelaria Templaria is one of the more famous pastry cafes in Tomar. It should become everybody’s  start to a visit to Tomar especially if you travel by bus or train as it is right next to the train station but if you need to take a detour it’s worth the extra time and there is plenty of parking space available right in front of … Continue reading Pastelaria Templaria, Tomar

The Templars tower of Dornes, Portugal

The Templars tower of Dornes is a beautiful piece of Portuguese Templar heritage in a very charming old village, Dornes, which stands on a peninsula in the Zezere river. The tower of Dornes build on 72bc Roman remains is a pentagonal tower build in ashlar stone . The Templar tower of Dornes is most noticable by its unusual shape, its five faces make it a … Continue reading The Templars tower of Dornes, Portugal

Elvira’s cafe / restaurant Dornes

Dornes is a very pretty town on the Zezere river just before it turns into the lake caused by the Castelo do Bode damming. This restaurant bar will make your visit to Dornes complete. It has a very pretty setting and is in a very cute old building that reminds very much of a tavern with in a seperate dining area a country style restaurant … Continue reading Elvira’s cafe / restaurant Dornes

O Moinante restaurant

O Moinante restaurant is a very excellent regional restaurant on the Chamusca side of the Tagus river in the line between Santarem and Abrantes and roughly 10 km from the very charming town of Chamusca. It’s in the village of Arrapiado next to an impressive and interesting manor farm house or as it is called in Portuguese ‘Quinta’ that dates, according to it’s gate, from … Continue reading O Moinante restaurant