The beautiful garden of Varzea Pequena in Tomar

Varzea Pequena is a beautiful green space in Tomar, which as you may know, is a small historical city located in the centre of Portugal, not far away from the cities of Santarém and Leiria. This specific spot in the town, according to my 87 year old mother (2011), used to be the place where couples in love or singles looking for a companion used to spend Sunday afternoons, in those good old days of the beginning and middle of the 20th century. There was no TV in those times and radio broadcasts were rare, so the entertainment used to be philharmonic bands playing on the Varzea Pequena bandstand built in 1897.

Garden of Varzea Pequena in the City of Tomar in Portugal

Beautiful garden of Varzea Pequena in Tomar, Portugal, near Hotel dos Templários. This garden is very old but this specific spot seems to have been added later

 

Pathway at the garden of Varzea Pequena in the City of Tomar in Portugal

Another area of the garden of Varzea Pequena in Tomar. This pathway heads to the Chapel of São Gregório and the staircase of the Chapel of Senhora da Piedade

 

Varzea Pequena around Nabão River in the City of Tomar, Portugal

In the early days and middle of the 20th century people used to spend their sunday afternoons walking around the garden of Varzea Pequena and listening to philharmonic bands

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