Beautifully embraced by the Zêzere River, Dornes is a picturesque village where time stands still. An enchanting place to discover off the beaten track, located in the north zone of Castelo de Bode dam, half an hour away from Tomar.
Regarded as one of the most beautiful riverside villages in Portugal, Dornes strikes its visitors for its breath-taking beauty. The History of Dornes dates back to the foundation of Portugal, deeply related to the Order of the Knights Templar in Portugal.
Nowadays Dornes is a welcoming small-scale tourism destination, ideal for cultural tours or water sports. While in Dornes, don't miss the chance to visit the pentagon-shaped Tower, allegedly built by the Knights Templar as a watchtower of the Zêzere defence line, as well as the 15th century Church of Nossa Senhora do Pranto.