Abrantes is located in the heart of mainland Portugal and is the transition point in different areas, such as Ribatejo, Alentejo and Beira Baixa. This location has led many influences were recorded on local culture; the fact attributed to it very unique features and with some diversity even within the district depending on the different geographical locations.
The neighbouring villages are Sardoal and Vila de Rei to the North, East are Mação and Gavião, Ponte de Sôr and Chamusca to the South and Constância and Tomar to the West.
It belongs to the district of Santarém and the Middle Tagus.
Vila Nova da Barquinha (23km - 0h20m)
The Village of Vila Nova da Barquinha is part of Ribatejo province region and it belongs to the District of Santarém its territory has a surface of 49Km2 and is bounded to the south and the east by two major watercourses: the Tagus and the Zêzere rivers.
The rivers since ancient times were an attractive location for the settling of populations due to the easiness to obtain livelihood. So it was during the process of the Christian Reconquest, that populations of this District have won considerable projection. As the territory was expanding southwards it was a concern for the Kings of the 1st dynasty to keep the possessions of the lands by that time emerged in this region along the course of the Tagus river, major defensives strongholds, such as the Castle of Almourol, the ex-libris of this District.
Golegã (35km - 0h30m)
Golegã is located in the heart of Portugal in the middle of Ribatejo region, in the valley crossed by the rivers Tagus and Almonda. The district is limited to the northwest by the Village of Vila Nova da Barquinha, east and southeast by Chamusca, west district of Santarem and northwest by Torres Novas and Entroncamento.
Tomar (41km - 0h40m)
The City of Tomar has an area of 351,2 km2 and is located at the geographical center of the country, in the district of Santarém by integrating the sub regional-area of the Middle Tagus.
How has the districts bordering the north-eastern district of Ferreira Zêzere, the east district of Abrantes, the district south from Vila Nova da Barquinha west / southwest of the City Torres Novas, and the north-western to the district of Ourém.
Situated on the right side of the Zêzere river (main affluent of the Tagus River), is crossed by the Nabão river that divides the city of Tomar. It is a natural space of great patrimonial value and tourism as well and it also integrates the Albufeira of Castelo de Bode.
Fátima (65km - 0h45m)
The Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, located at the Cova da Iria, has currently not just a vast array of buildings but also an extensive outdoor enclosure with an area of 86,400 m2, which holds nearly 300,000 people. The center of activity is beyond the Chapel of Apparitions, the Basilica, whose first stone was blessed on May 13th 1928 by the Archbishop of Évora, D. Manuel da Conceição Santos.
You can also visit the House of the little shepherds and the Ethnographic Museum in Aljustrel and Valinhos, the Monument to Our Lady, the Loca of the Angel to the Via Sacra and the Calvary. Northern side of the Sanctuary, we are able to visit the Wax Museum and the Museum of Fatima Apparitions in 1917, on the southern side we have the Museum the Sacred Art and Ethnology of Fatima.
Santarém (65km - 0h58m)
The city of Santarém lies on the right side of the Tagus, which limits the east and south of the Estremadura Limestone Massif of Porto de Mós (serras de Aire e Candeeiros).
The district of Santarém lies on the right side of the Tagus. Borders the cities of Porto de Mós, Alcanena and Torres Novas, north, south, with Cartaxo and Almeirim, to East with the Golegã, Chamusca and Alpiarça and to the West with Rio Maior and Azambuja. Enter into the Ribatejo region province, which is made up mostly of the district where the city of Santarém is the capital.
Cartaxo (89km - 1h05m)
It is the headquarters of a District with 158,17 km2 and 24,840 inhabitants (2006), divided in eight villages. This district is bounded on the north, by the City of Santarém, Almeirim on the east, southeast of Salvaterra de Magos and west by Azambuja. Distance to - 65 km to 13 km of Lisbon and Santarem.
Crato (81km - 1h05m)
Located in the Upper Alentejo, 22 km west of Portalegre, the Crato is a city with history, with a past marked by the presence of megalithic herders and of their customs and culture.
It is headquarters of the District with 388.03 km ² and 3,835 inhabitants (2006), subdivided into six villages. The council is limited by the cities northeast of Gavião, Nisa and Castelo de Vide, Portalegre in to the east; southeast and southwest by Monforte by Alter do Chao and Ponte de Sôr.
Alcobaça (123km - 1h25m)
Alcobaça is located at the confluence of the rivers Alcoa and Baça, at the littoral zone of the center of Portugal. Belongs to the district of Leiria, the District of Loulé has 18 villages, being the second most industrialized City from the district and the most populous too.
In Alcobaça, we can find the famous Cistercian monastery of St. Maria, was founded in 1148 by D. Afonso Henriques. In this monastery, are the tombs of King D. Peter and Dª Inês de Castro. Rebuilt many times in several styles from Gothic to Manueline style, this monastery is one of the most beautiful monuments in the world.
Nazaré (124km - 1h30m)
The District of Nazareth is located in the province of Leiria, next to the Atlantic Ocean in full center of Estremadura region. Located around an hour from Lisbon, Porto and the two hours, the city of Nazareth is now connected by major roads, hat place this region within a few hours away from all parts of the interior of the country and also the Spain.
A stunning beach, the small white houses of fishermen and huge steep cliffs over the bright blue sea, makes this picturesque fishing village one of the most popular holiday resorts, mainly because of to its traditional character.
Campo Maior (136km - 1h55m)
Village is the province of the Upper Alentejo, district of Portalegre, and diocese of Évora the headquarters of the County. Is distant 224 km from Lisbon. It is constituted by three villages, and occupies an area of approximately 247 km2.