Barreiro

Located on the south bank of the Tagus river estuary, in the district of Setúbal, the municipality of Barreiro is part of the metropolitan area of Lisbon. The origin of the name Barreiro comes from old fishermen that exercised their craft in the Lisbons' bar waters and were therefore known by the name of Barreiros. The county takes on a strategic position of great prominence, since, while bathed in the river Tejo and supported by transportation terminals - highway, railway, and river, it allows the displacement of goods and people, whereas these people in fact travel daily to the capital to work or to study. The first references to the locality of Barreiro date back to 1322. The fishing activity, the salicultura (salt production), the grind, the agricultural activity and the forestry were once the main source of the population's income. In 1907, with the advent of chemical industries, a major change occurred in the traditional profile of the county, thus providing it with a strong economic and social development. The chemical, metallurgical and textile production was accompanied by the construction of a workers quarter at Alto de Santa Barbara. The railroad quarter was inaugurated in 1935 and, at the end of the 50s', the Bairro Novo da CUF was built. In 1984 Barreiro is officially considered a city. With an extensive riverfront, which has a strong potential for the development of activities related to tourism and leisure, Barreiro intends to guide its economic strategy in this direction. However, on the municipality' identity, are always present the marks left by the factories belonging to Companhia União Fabril (CUF), both because of the testimony of those who were there and also because of the presence of monuments and museums which date back to that time. Barreiro will forever be associated with the figure of Alfredo da Silva, founder of an empire of emblematic companies such as Companhia União Fabril (CUF).

What to do in Barreiro

Where to eat in Barreiro

Where to sleep in Barreiro

Residencial Principe Guest House
Residencial Principe Guest House

Family pension, with caution aspect and modern furnishings. It offers 22 rooms all with BATHROOM, with prices from 25 euros.

Residencial Santo André
Residencial Santo André

A modern boarding house, well taken care of, with a living room, a breakfast room and rooms with TV and WC.

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