Located at one of the Tomar entrances, on the opposite side of the Nabão river and with a pedestrian path leading to the Convent of Christ, the history of the Pillory in the city of Tomar is almost as old as the history of Portugal. The original construction dates back, according to records, to the 16th century, and the new Pillory might have been built at the end of the 18th century, and its elements still remain today.

Pay attention to the armillary sphere at the top of the Pillory, an astronomical instrument used in navigation, which represented one of the symbols of the reign of King Manuel I, an important name in the era of maritime expansion. Considering the history of the city, these landmarks are, in one way or another, associated, not only with the Templars, but also with the Portuguese Discoveries.


Largo do Pelourinho

2300-549 Tomar

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