Santarém and Region

The city you should visit on foot

Capital of the District of Santarém, located in the province of Ribatejo and integrated into the Regional Tourism Entity Alentejo and Ribatejo .

The inhabitants of Santarém are called "Escalabitanos" or "Santarenos".

On March 15, 1147, D. Afonso Henriques, first king of Portugal, took the city by surprise from the Moors, in a night climb.

The Tagus River and the fertile plain of Lezíria, which surround the Santarém plateau, determined the settlement of the place since ancient times.

Currently in Santarém d stand the Temples built between the 13th and 15th centuries, which give it the epithet of “ Capital of the Portuguese Gothic ”.

Come and discover the enormous tourist potential of Santarém!