view from the castle to the tagus river. Santarém is an important and historical town situated in the centre of Portugal, in the once called Ribatejo (meaning “above the river Tagus”) region
Santarém has several notable Monuments, and is also known as “Gothic Capital” for its many monuments built in the Gothic Period, according to this architectural and decorative style, although many of them were destroyed or changed over the centuries.









windows




the market

the market

a detail from the walls

a detail from the walls

views from " portas do sol", in the castle

views from " portas do sol", in the castle
The “Portas do Sol” is the most famous and notable viewpoint in the town, with a nice garden, providing a wonderful panorama over the Tagus river and its estuary and all the surrounding nature. It is possible to observe part of the ancient defensive town walls.