Ribeira de Santarém
Located by the river, in the outskirts of Santarém, this village is the location of the train station and the place to check the level of the frequent flooding so Tejo.
A statue of Santa Iria, by the river, in a high column, allows easy control.
The village shows the decadence of agriculture, but still houses a couple of interesting points.
A beautiful building from 1927 for the train station, in a line connecting to Lisbon since 1861, was recently classified as a public monument. In 1979 a secondary building (“Cocheira de carruagens”) was transformed in a museum, with several engines and crafts connected to the railroad operation and maintenance.
For those waiting for the train, with time enough to see more than the beautiful panels of tiles documenting in the station history and traditional activities, it is a excellent solution to pass the time.
Santa Cruz church