The XXIV Meeting of the Portuguese Electrochemical Society will be exclusively online or, if the pandemic situation allows, it will take place in a semi-attendance format, at the
Instituto Politécnico de Tomar, IPT
Quinta do Contador, Estrada da Serra,2300-313 Tomar, Portugal
GPS: 39°36'02.2"N 8°23'29.1"W
Phone: +351 249 328 100
The city of Tomar is one of the most beautiful small cities in the world, located in central Portugal on the banks of Nabão River, which divides Tomar in two, and is crossed by six bridges. Tomar is an historical place, with the Castle of Tomar and the Convent of Christ, listed in the UNESCO World Heritage since 1983.
The world renowned Convent of Christ is a mix of Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance but what makes the difference is the Manueline style, a specific Portuguese architectural style based on late Gothic and inspired by the Portuguese maritime discoveries. The Convent of Christ was built in the 12th century and was a stronghold of the Templars.
Tomar was also the centre of the Portuguese maritime discoveries in the 15th Century. It was here that Henry the Navigator, who was the son of the King of Portugal John I, planned the Portuguese maritime discoveries throughout the world in the 15th Century. It was in Tomar that a school of navigators was built in Arches street (Rua dos Arcos). If you visit that street in Tomar, you can see some arches that were part of the school of Navigators.