I may not be a fertile myrtle but I know of a town that can boast that they have the most fertile soil in Portugal, Tomar Portugal.
She was born under the walls of the Convento de Cristo and in the 15th century was extremely important.
Henry the Navigator, the Grand Master of the Order of Christ was sharing and living it up here. While Tomar was in the center of the Portuguese expansion, my Cherokee ancestors were living in tepees and hunting game in America before it was discovered by Christopher Columbus.
Today, I will pause and share with you a few photos from a past weekend exploration into Tomar, Portugal.
Tomar is another place in Portugal that is filled with age old beauty.
We came to explore the Convent of Christ.
But there are a few other places to explore, like the Castelo de Tomar and the Church of Santa Maria do Olival.
But after thoroughly exploring the Convent of Christ we decided to not kill our kid with more history but enjoy a bit of fertile myrtle’s vegetation that is thriving all around.
Not only is Tomar’s soil fertile and the town pleasing to the eyes,
she is filed with a few “fast food” vendors that sell fresh produce, bread and honey that come directly from her fertile soil.
A nutritious snack sold by local farmers, that gave us some pep to our step as we fueled up for another adventure. Sometimes you just don’t feel like sitting and dining but there are plenty of options in Tomar. Are you visiting Lisbon, Portugal? If so, Tomar is located about an hour and half north of Lisbon. Another town within this power house country of things to see and do that I suggest checking out. See you tomorrow, from another favorite weekend destination where port wine is grown exclusively in the Douro Valley.