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Abrantes is a charming municipality in Portugal, located more exactly within the Santarem district, on the southern bank of the river Tagus. The history of Abrantes goes back to the Celtic times, when it was founded around 300 BC. Later on, Abrantes became a municipality in 1170 and then a city in 1916. Abrantes has known a great development throughout the years. According to the 2001 census, Abrantes has a total population of 41,326 residents and spans on a total area of 159 square miles (57.82 sq km). When coming to Abrantes, you will surely enjoy the numerous recreational and cultural opportunities provided by the city.
Top Attractions within Abrantes
The Castle of Abrantes is an amazing edifice in Abrantes, being also one of the city's most representative landmarks. The fortress overlooks the city and provides spectacular panoramic views that you simply must capture on camera. The castle was originally built in 130 AD and occupied by Roman legions. Later on, it was rebuilt in 1179.
Aldeia do Mato is one of the 10 parishes that Abrantes is divided into. This parish was a hinterland of forests where locals gathered wood. Nowadays, it is an area of small hamlets focused on the rivers. It is also home to the Parque Nautico de Recreio e Lazer da Aldeia do Mato, a popular recreational park and summer retreat.
Sao Joao is the historical center of Abrantes, as well as its municipal seat. This is actually the nucleus of the castro structure that would be the case for the construction of the first settlement.
Sao Vicente is the religious center of Abrantes. This religious congregation is home to many religious sites worth visiting, such as Convent of Santo Antonio, Chapel of Sao Vicente Martir (the patron saint of the parish), and Chapel of Sao Laurenco.
Restaurants. There are plenty of restaurants in Abrantes where you can enjoy a satisfying meal with your friends and family and which offer diverse culinary opportunities. Some of the most popular ones are Santa Isabel, Grelha Nova, Ti Artur, and Sabores de Cascata.