Sight seeing

The central location of Quinta da Cerejeira makes a lot of sight-seeing points easy to visit. We have an information folder available with time tables and maps of cities.

Tomar (17 km)

Portugal has a lot of beautiful cathedrals, cloisters and castles. In Tomar, the city of the Templers, a must visit is the marvellous Convento de Cristo. The cloister/castle buildings, with the cloister in a very good condition and to be visited, are located just above the city centre. A little further you will find the old aqueduct, in earlier days the water provision for the Convento. From there you have very nice views on the surroundings.

Other places worth to visit in Tomar are the synagogue, some nice small churches and a beautiful contemporary art museum. Once per week we offer a guided tour through the centre of Tomar to visit all other hidden nice places.

Coimbra (70 km)

The University of Coimbra has been very important in the social, economic and political development of Portugal. It dates from 1290 and is one of the oldest in Europe. The library must be visited, as well as the chapel and the exam room. Coimbra has a lot of student traditions (i.e. the fado) which are still alive. The students still wear their large black capes.

Batalha (70 km)

The cityscape of Batalha is dominated by the Mosteiro de Santa Maria da Vitória. Its construction started 1388 by king D. João to fulfill a promise to the dominican monks made after the efeat of the Castilians in the battle of Aljabarrota.

The monastery was built on for almost a century, under the guidance of different architects. Besides the cathedral, the best example of Portuguese gothic art, the complex is composed of several chapels – including the famous "Unfinished Chapels" –, two cloisters and some annexes.

Fatima (50 km)

According to the tradition, Maria appeared in Fatima three shepherd childs on 13 May 1917: Lúcia, Francisco and Jacinta. Afterwards, she appeared again for five times on the 13th day of the month. She made predictions about the future and asked for prayers. Fatima has been recognised as one of the most famous pilgrimage places of the world. Most known is the pilgrimage during the night of the 12th to the 13th of May. A pilgrimage occurs every month during the same night till the 13th of October.

In the cathedral and the chapel services are held every day in different languages. During the week before Eastern there is a special program.

Conímbriga (60 km)

Excavations at one of the largest and best conserved Roman settlements in Portugal. The saved mosaics are very exciting.

Lisbon (150 km) and Oporto (190 km) can also be visited within a day.

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