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  1. Russell Tomar says:

    What is the origin of the name “Tomar” for the city of Tomar, Portugal

  2. Hello Russel Tomar,

    I can see that your surname is also Tomar. Very nice name.

    The origin of the toponym Tomar is somewhat obscure. There are a few different versions of the origin of the name: Tomar.

    One of the versions is related to the Portuguese word ‘Tomilho'(thyme), which in time became ‘Thomar’ and later ‘Tomar’.

    Others believe it comes from an area of what is now Tomar (farm maybe) called ‘Theodemari’ which in time developed into Thomar and later Tomar.

    A third version states that the former name of the river Nabão (that crosses the City of Tomar), was called Tamaris. This word then became Thomar and then Tomar.

    In short, nobody has a definite answer. The origin of the toponym Tomar is still obscure.

    Please feel free to contact me anytime.


    Fernando Fidalgo

  3. Tazmara H. Gowans says:

    Can you tell me if there are any sites to have a destination wedding at the convent of Christ? My fiancée Rui Neto was born there and our engament was there. I am seeing if there is any ability of having a small 14 person wedding.

  4. Paula Pereira says:

    Hi Fernando, I am from South Africa and is planning a trip to Tomar end of April “19. During the Anglo Boer War in 1901-1902 my grandmother (then 20 years old) was interned with her parents in the Convent of Christ. Other South Africans were interned in surrounding villages, e.g. Alcobaca. We are going to walk in her footsteps, try to find more information, and just soak up the atmosphere, then come back and write a book. Apparently she could speak fluently Portuguese after two years!
    I found your information on the Internet extremely helpful. Thank you for that.
    Friendly greetings from South Africa
    Paula Pereira ( And no, I am not Portugese, and my husband can not speak the language)

  5. Azadeh Ehsan says:

    Hi Fernando!
    Thank you for this amazing website. I live in Tomar. I am a musician and a classical singer and I am very interested in Photography and video making as well. I have a YouTube Channel, named Persa porto, where I upload my videos (My music and also videos which I make from the photos of Tomar). I also have a page on Instagram named persian_portuguese (Persa-Porto) which I post my photos of Tomar.

    Nice to meet you. Great to see your photos!
    Best wishes,

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