Amadora

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.

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Holiday Inn Express Lisboa Alfragide
Holiday Inn Express Lisboa Alfragide

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…

Ibis Lisboa Alfragide
Ibis Lisboa Alfragide

2 star

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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