Loures

Located on the right bank of the Tagus river, the municipality of Loures is integrated in Lisbon's Metropolitan Area. It borders the municipalities of Vila Franca de Xira, Arruda dos Vinhos, Mafra, Sintra, Odivelas and Lisbon. Different ways of life and landscapes of the territory coexist in an harmonious association between the countryside and the urban environment. The Palaeolithic station of Casal do Monte, where numerous archaeological pieces were found, constitutes, together with the dolmen of Casaínhos, one of the most significant elements of the municipality's occupation. Some toponyms from the Arab occupation period, as for instance Bobadela, which derived from abu Abdullah ("father of the servant of Allah"), Moscavide, that derives from moskbat and means "seedlings" and Sacavém, resulting from saqadi ("close place"), remained. Known for its wine production, Loures annually hosts an ethnographic parade, in which visitors can learn about the various stages of the famous Bucelas white wine, that is perfect to accompany with the snails and the crockery served in the Festival do Caracol Saloio (Typical Snail Festival). The event happens in the second fortnight of July, at which point also the feasts in honour of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios happen.

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VIP Executive Santa Iria
VIP Executive Santa Iria

4 star

Luxurious and well equipped, located in the metropolitan area of Lisbon, more properly in Loures. Is especially geared towards the business class, organizing m…

Holiday Inn Express  Lisboa Aeroporto
Holiday Inn Express Lisboa Aeroporto

3 star

Hotel inaugurated in 2009, with a luxury location: Lisbon International Airport, the Park Expo and the international fair of Lisbon. Designed especially for bu…

H2ON Motel
H2ON Motel

Motel that is distinguished by unique design, avant-garde, minimalism, well-being and fun it provides. H2ON dwellings Motel have, among several facilities, pri…

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