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The event takes place at the Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Tomar and Hotel dos Templários, Tomar, Portugal.

Accommodation in Tomar

Please make your reservation in Hotel dos Templários. The organization has negotiated reduced fares (61,20 EUR for single and 77,10 EUR for double). When making the reservation you should mention the Workshop.

Hotel dos Templários (****)
Largo Cândido dos Reis, 1
2304-909 Tomar
Fax: + 351 249 322191
Phone: + 351 249 310100

The hotel is 10 minutes walking distance from the train station. A map of the city can be found here.

About Tomar

A historic town, Tomar was in its origins the Portuguese headquarters of the Knight Templar Order. It was founded in 1160 by Gualdim Pais, Grand-master of the Templars in Portugal. In Tomar you can find a unique collection of historical buildings and monument representing almost all periods of the Portuguese history.

The Convent of Christ, classified in the UNESCO's International Heritage list, is one of the most famous Portuguese monuments. Tomar is located in the centre of Portugal, in a pleasant valley crossed by Nabão river, where we can find remains of ancient civilizations, like the Romans, the Visigoth and the Moors.

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How to get to Tomar

The town of Tomar is located about 130 Km north of Lisbon and 200 Km south of Oporto.

The nearest airports are in Lisbon and Oporto. From these airports Tomar can be easily reached by train via the "north line" or by car via the highway "A1".

Train Connections

The train is probably the most comfortable way to travel to Tomar.

If you arrive at Lisbon International Airport, take a taxi to the "Oriente" Station (roughly 5 minutes long and a fare of 5 EUR with luggage). There are direct trains from the "Oriente" Station to Tomar every hour. The duration is about 1h45m.

If you arrive at Oporto ("Sá Carneiro" Airport), take a taxi to "Campanhã" Station (roughly 20 minutes long and a fare of 20 EUR with luggage). From the "Campanhã" Station it takes about 3h15m from Oporto to Tomar, and there are trains about every two hours.

There are many daily connections starting from Lisbon and Oporto. You may look up the timetables at: (click here for information in english).

Road Connections

You may rent a car at the airport.

From Lisbon International Airport, take the highway "A1", direction "Norte". Leave the "A1" at "Torres Novas" exit (Km 91) and take "A23" to the "Entroncamento/Tomar" exit. Then follow the "IC3/EN110" until you arrive in Tomar.

From "Sá Carneiro" Airport (Oporto), take highway "A1", direction "Sul". Leave the "A1" at "Torres Novas" exit (Km 91) and take "A23" to the "Entroncamento/Tomar" exit. Then follow the "IC3/EN110" until you arrive in Tomar.

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