Situated near Querença and to prove that the Algarve is not only sun and beach, there are places like the Tôr Village, where the tastes, knowledge and traditions remain unchanged. Here culture and mountain scenery are the delight of visiting the neighborhood and have the opportunity to get closer to the traditional windmills, oil mills and many daughters that take water from existing streams. The bucolic landscape and provides full contact with nature is further characterized by floors, dams, mines, lime and plaster.
In architectural terms it is necessary to highlight the Roman bridge, which is regarded as a monument to municipal high historical value, but also a few mansions as Morgado Castle house (Quinta da Ombria), recall the region's agricultural tradition.
Tôr is a portuguese parish in the municipality of Loulé, to 14.85 square kilometers area and 887 inhabitants (2001). Density: 59.7 inhabitants / km ².
The parish of Tôr is one of the eleven of the municipality of Loulé, situated seven Kilometres from Loulé downtown.
It is bounded on the north by the parish of Salir, the south by the parishes of St. Clement and St. Sebastian, the neighborhood west Benafim and east by the parish of Querença.
It is bounded by the rivers of Benémola and Mercês. We must highlight that the parishes of Tor and Querença, are very rich in water, and the main main watersupply to the towns of Loulé and Quarteira.
Tôr parish Division
Aldeia da Tôr Google Maps Location
Barrocal da Tõr
Quinta da Carrasqueira Google Maps Location
Cerro das Covas
Monte das Figueiras de Baixo (not to be confused with the Monte das Figueiras de Cima - belongs to Querença)
Figueira de Baixo
Morgado da Tôr
Ponte da Tõr
Vendas Novas de Tôr
The history of Tôr lost in time, the Roman bridge and the mines of former blacksmith show Arabic and Roman occupation.
Tôr became a parish in 1997 by the Decree Law No 32/97 of 12 July 1997, having been detached from the Querença. The aspiration to increase the parish dates back to 1931, when details emerge of the first claims in minutes.
Tôr Economic activities
The main activities of the parish of Tôr are agriculture and pastoralism. Currently the younger population works in Loulé, Quarteira, Almancil, Vale do Lobo Quinta do Lago in the activities and catering. In the neighborhood bakery industry and is a ceramics factory.
Festa dos Reis / Festival of Filhós (a kind of traditional Fried sweets) (first Sunday in January)
Feast of St. Louis on the second Sunday before Carnaval
Feast of St. Rita (last Sunday of July) in honor of the patron saint of the parish.
Tôr Fair Events
In the parish has held the Fair of Frutos secos (Nuts), the first Sunday in September.
In the parish are produced various craft objects, the most important are baskets of cane and wicker and esparto palm, shoemaker and barber.
The neighborhood Tôr, despite its small size has a rich gastronomy: The main food specialties are:
Ensopado de galo(Stew cock)
Cachola de porco (pork liver)
Jantares de grão de bico (chickpeas dish) and Jantar de feijão (beans dishes)
Figs and Almond Sweets
Filhós (a kind of fried sweets) e folar de Páscoa (easter special cake).
In the parish of Tôr there are some architecture heritage buildings, the most important are:
Tôr Architecture Heritage
Igreja matriz de Tôr (Tôr Mother Church)
Cruzeiro (Tôr ancient cross)
Tôr Roman Bridge
Algares (a kind of caves)
Quinta da Ombria Castle House
Futebol Camp Google Maps Location
Tôr clubs and Associations
Associação de Caçadores e Agricultores da Tôr (Tôr farmers and hunters Association
Associação Social e Cultural de Tôr (Tôr social and culture association)
Sociedade Recreativa Torense - SRT
Clube de Jovens de Tôr (Tôr youngs club)- Ghost Boy Club
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