Inserted in Lisbon's northern metropolitan area, Amadora has its borders with the municipalities of Lisbon, Odivelas, Oeiras and Sintra. It was the first municipality to be created after the April 25th 1974, and therefore stopped being part of Oeiras municipality. Due to its proximity to the capital, it has always been much sought after by the population and it is currently one of the municipalities with highest population density in the country. Considered as a place rich in water and fertile soils, it comes as no surprise that the vestiges of Roman occupation are mainly linked to the farming culture. For many years Amadora was occupied by people linked to the cultivation of the land. However, during the 17th and 18th centuries, the first dons that elected this place as a recreation area began to appear. There are numerous green spaces throughout the county designed for the population to relax and flee from the city's commotion. Its nickname today is "Garden City". When it comes to gastronomy, we go back to the late 19th century, when Pedro Franco, popular figure of Amadora, made the recipe of "Coelho à Pedro dos Coelhos" (dish made with rabbit meat) become famous. This snack, which attracted numerous people of the area and surroundings, was immortalized in the book of Eça de Queirós, "Os Maias". The International Comics Festival (FIBDA) is one of the most important events dedicated to the art of comic books, attracting thousands of visitors every year.
Where to eat in Amadora
Only the name changed. The old O Fialho da Amadora remains as a reference of the Alentejo's good fo…
A Chinese restaurant decorated with Oriental motives.
A familiar restaurant where the large windows and na enormous engraving of a beach stand out. It h…
A large restaurant that has two rooms with a rustic decor, with a hovel, exhibited wines and a larg…
What to do in Amadora
Aqueduto das Águas Livres
Part of the Águas Livres aqueduct, this is an aqueduct created to transport the water to the Terreiro do Paço in Queluz for the royal stables. The work was created at the place of two springs: the Gargantda spring and the Pocinho spring and it served several fountains in Queluz.
Ilha Mágica do Lido
Park built in 2005, consisting of a lake and an area for the practice of extreme sports. In the center of the Lake is a mast that can be climbed and the whole Lake can be traversed with boats, rafts, …
Parque da Fantasia
Park built in 2005, in the neighborhood of Borel, destined to leisure. Has equipment and spaces as diverse as: playgrounds, recreational area, walking routes, ski lift and great shadows. The main entrance has a small plane that symbolizes the pioneering …
Large space, located on the outskirts of a residential area, with pedestrian and cycle paths, green areas as well as elements of the architectural heritage. Here works Fixed transit School of Amadora. The ribeira da Buraca runs through the entire …
Parque Central da Amadora
A green area with a sports zone composed by a basketball field, a soccer field and balnearies. There is also a zone for the eldest, a children's playground and an area for traditional games.
Quinta do Assentista
The main façade dates back to 1746 and looks like thee façade of a church. On the top there is a box with a saint inside.
Centro Nacional de Banda Desenhada
Space opened in 2000 that aims to be a dynamic pole of comics and other associated gear, like the illustration and animation cinema.
Núcleo Monográfico da Necrópole de Carenque
The municipal archaeological museum includes the monographic nucleus of the Carenque necropolis, where one can view 3 artificial caverns dating back to the 4th millenium bC, discovred in 1932. The Carenque necropolis, a National Monument, is a pemanent exhibition of …
Where to sleep in Amadora
Space located in the business district of Alfragide, more specifically in Off. There are family rooms for two adults and two children under the age of 18 yea…
Hotel opened in 2008, spacious, with modernly furnished rooms and comfortable. It is located five kilometres from the Centre of Lisbon, 10 kilometres from the …
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