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Torres Novas is a city and municipality on the River Almonda in Portugal's Ribatejo province.

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View from the castle.

Torres Novas (TOH-rr(ih)zh NAW-vuhsh, /ˈto.ʁɨʒ ˈnɔ.vɐʃ/) municipality has 34,149 residents (2021 preliminary). The municipality includes the town of Riachos.

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  • 1 Posto de Turismo (Tourist Information Office), Rua de Entre Muros 3, +351 249 813 019. M–Sa 10:00–16:00, closed Su.

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  • 1 Casa Memorial Humberto Delgado, Rua Eng. Jorge Marques de Oliveira 19, Boquilobo, Brogueira, +351 249 835 966. Birthplace of and museum dedicated to Humberto Delgado, the "fearless general" of the air force who founded TAP Air Portugal and worked to overthrow the dictatorial Salazar regime.  
  • 2 Castelo de Torres Novas (Castle of Torres Novas). The medieval castle is a national monument.    
  • 3 Grutas de Lapas, Lapas. Neolithic caves that are the source of local legends. The village's houses, and possibly the city's castle, were built from stone quarried here.  
  • 4 Museu Municipal Carlos Reis, Rua do Salvador 10, +351 249 812 535. Tu–F 09:00–12:30 & 14:00–17:30, Sa Su 14:00–18:00, closed Su. Artefacts of the civilizations and cultures of the Torres Novas region throughout the ages.  
  • 5 Praça 5 de Outubro. The city's main square.  
  • 6 Roman ruins of Villa Cardillio (Ruínas romanas de Vila Cardílio), Caveira, Santa Maria. Site of a 1st-century Roman farmhouse. Many archeological pieces were excavated here and are now found at the Museu Municipal Carlos Reis. Mosaic tile flooring remain on view at the site. National monument.    

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  • 1 Aires da Serra Hotel, Avenida dos Negréus 70, +351 249 824 824, . Check-in: 15:00, check-out: 12:00. Four-star, 18-room hotel with outdoor swimming pool, game room, bar, free Wi-Fi, and free parking. €58-101.
  • 2 Hotel Torres Novas, Praça 5 de Outubro 5, +351 249 813 660. Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. Three-star, 42-room hotel with hot tub, fitness centre, restaurant, bar, free Wi-Fi, and free parking. €46-76.
  • 3 Quinta Manel da Gaita, Rua 25 de Abril 22, Ribeira Ruiva, +351 968 620 582, . Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 12:00. 10-room rural guest house with hot tub, restaurant, bar, free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and free parking. €49-74.

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