Rua do Centro Republicano in Tomar, Portugal

This street in Tomar is called Rua do Centro Republicano which is English can be translated to Republican Centre Street. The word ‘republican’ means a lot to Portugal as in 1910 the country decided to change from a monarchy into a republic. In my view this is important because in 1580, due to the death in battle of the young King of Portugal Dom Sebastião, without heirs the kingdom of Portugal was disputed by the king’s cousin who was the King of Spain, Philip II. As a result Portugal ended up losing its independence to Spain for 60 years. Since Spain is now a monarchy and Portugal is a Republic, the danger of Portugal losing its independence again due to monarchy heritage doesn’t exist any more.

Rua do Centro Republicano, Tomar, Portugal

Rua do Centro Republicano in Tomar is a medieval street, covered with cobblestones

 

Rua do Centro Republicano, City of Tomar in Portugal

Close to Rua do Centro Republicano is the Sports Pavilion of Tomar and Mouchão Park

 

Republican Centre Street, Tomar, Portugal

Rua do Centro Republicano which in English can be translated to Republican Centre Street is full of commerce like hairdressers, insurance companies, electrical equipment, etc

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