The historical importance of Rua dos Arcos in Tomar

This is Rua dos Arcos in Tomar (Arcos Street). This street mention the name “arcos” because at the time Henry the Navigator planned the so Portuguese maritime discoveries throughout the world, a school of navigators was built around this street. Those buildings that constituted the school used Gothic arches and were called Estaus, which were some kind of hostels for astronomers, geologists, cartographers and sailors.

Rua dos Arcos in the City of Tomar in Portugal

Rua dos Arcos in Tomar is probably one of the most important historical streets in the city. It was around here that Prince Henry of Portugal built a school of navigators

 

Rua dos Arcos in the City of Tomar is historically important

Rua dos Arcos is possibly one of the most leafy streets in the City of Tomar

 

Rua dos Arcos in Tomar in Portugal

Another area of Rua dos Arcos in Tomar. This street runs in parallel with Varzea Grande and Avenida Cândido Madureira

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