Santarem

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A charming historical town, set on the banks of the Tagus River, filled with shops, historical sites, and scenic viewpoints.

The city of Santarem stands is situated on a plateau, located on the right bank of the Tagus River 65 kilometres northeast from Lisbon. This city, the urbanized portion, includes the former-parishes of Marvila, Sao Nicolau, Sao Salvador and Varzea, united in the green paper on administrative reform. Santarem has a picturesque city centre with several monuments, including the largest and most varied ensemble of gothic churches in Portugal. These include fine examples of transitional Romanesque–Gothic, mendicant (plain style derived from the mendicant orders) and late (flamboyant) Gothic. In addition, the city has nice examples of Manueline, Renaissance, Mannerist and Baroque architecture.
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