Introduction of Santarem
Capital town of Santarem district, above the right bank of the Tagus river, 43 mi NE of Lisbon. An important town since Roman times for its proximity to Lisbon, it was a Moorish stronghold from 715 to 1093, and was recaptured from the Moors in 1147 by the first king of Portugal, Alfonso I. Besides the 13thcentury church, there is a seminary from the 17th century.

Santarem Images