Constância is a pretty village nestled between the rivers Tagus and Zêzere, a sort of Peninsula, often fondly known “Vila Poema” because it was the place of residence of the great Portuguese poet, Luís de Camões, who took inspiration from this village to some of his works.
Once called “Punhete”, in this location lived Iberians, Romans, Visigoths and Moors. Constância depended a lot of river transport, construction and naval repair, crossing and fishing.
Its reality has changed with the arrival of the railway in the 19th century, and of road transport in the mid-20th century, and with the construction of dams that surround it, currently it is an increasingly tourist destination.
Constância is located 20km from Torres Novas.
Places of interest:
Home-Memory of Camões
Garden of Camões, Macau Garden, Planetarium of Ptolomy
Rivers and Maritime Arts Museum
Alexandre Herculano Square
Santo Antoninho’s Bridge
Bridge over the Tagus River
House-Museum Vasco de Lima Couto
Farm and Chapel of Santa Bárbara
Roman Ruins of Alcolobre
Clock Towers/ Viewpoint of Time
Church of Mercy
Main Church of Constância