Peaceful little Constância is at the confluence of the Zêzere and the Tagus. It's best known as the town where poet Luís de Camões was exiled in 1548, the unfortunate result of his romantic involvement with Catarina de Ataide, the "Natercia" of his poems and a lady-in-waiting to Queen Catarina. There's a bronze statue of the bard in a reflective pose at the riverbank. The town is surrounded by beautiful Ribatejan countryside and is a 10-minute drive to the famous Castelo de Almourol.
When there was every reason in the world to stay away and see the ruins, one woman traveled to Greece to get to work.More