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Mata Nacional dos Sete Montes

Mata Nacional dos Sete Montes
Place: Tomar
Photo: Luís Pavão
Mata Nacional dos Sete Montes

Gardens, Parks and Forests

 Located in the centre of Tomar alongside one of the city's main avenues, the 39-hectare "Mata dos Sete Montes" National Woodland is the city's main park. The woodlands provide a link to the castle. They are also known as the Convent Enclosure since they form an integral part of the convent and were used by the Order of Christ for growing and harvesting crops.

The wood's leafy vegetation includes centuries-old cypress trees, Judas trees, oak trees and olive trees, and harbour a miniature church in the form of a cylindrical tower known as the "Charolinha". This carved stone church appears to be a replica of the lantern towers of the Convent of Christ, built in accordance with plans drawn up by João de Castilho - the architect entrusted with the Renaissance works in the convent. Surrounded by a circular tank, the Charolinha is a "Casa de Fresco". It seems to be isolated from the world, a secret hidden retreat accessible via a stone bridge.   



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