Padrão Filipino, a public square column at Varzea Grande in Tomar

This public square column built right in the middle of Varzea grande in Tomar is called Padrão Filipino, but some people also call it Pelourinho de Tomar. This historical column symbolizes the judgement made by the King Filipe III of Spain and Portugal in favour of the people of Tomar and against the Order of Christ, when it wanted to take possession of the land where Varzea Grande is now located. Pelourinho de Tomar or Padrão Filipino is now classified by IGESPAR, the institute that protects the architectural and archeological patrimony of Portugal, as a monument of national interest.

Padrão Filipino at Varzea Grande in the City of Tomar in Portugal

This is Padrão Filipino which was built in the middle of Varzea Grande in Tomar, to remember the decision made by King Filipe III in favour of the people of Tomar and against the Order of Christ

 

Pelourinho de Tomar at Varzea Grande , City of Tomar

Pdrão Filipino also known as Pelourinho de Tomar is located at Varzea Grande at the parish of São João Baptista in Tomar, and is regarded by IGESPAR a monument of national interest

 

Padrão Filipino at Varzea Grande in Tomar

Close up of this column at Varzea Grande in Tomar. You'll notice that Padrão Filipino is surrounded by old street lamps, which at the time they were placed there, probably used oil rather than electricity

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