Originally a Roman town, then one inhabited by the Moors, Tomar is a city layered with history. There many sites to visit here, including the Convento de Cristo. It was originally associated with the Knights Templar, until their order was dissolved by the pope in the early 1300s, and at that point it came under the jurisdiction of the Order of Christ. Over the centuries, various Portuguese kings have added their own touch to this architectural masterpiece.
A few weeks back we presented ourselves at the local SEF (Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras) immigration office, our lawyer in tow, and handed over the documentation required to permit us to remain in the country until January 2019. Here’s how that process worked.