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.
Best restaurants in Loures
A restaurant decorated with clay objects and old agricultural utensils that create a rustic atmosph…
Cosy restaurant, in full contact with nature, offering panoramic views of the vineyards and mountai…
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Best Of Loures
Monumento Megalítico de Casaínhos
Large tapir, consists of a polygonal Chamber and a corridor with lateral niche. Currently, there are two props in a vertical position. The collection is at the Museum of the geological survey of the territories. This property is dated to …
Igreja de Santa Maria / Igreja Matriz de Loures
This church has three naves divided by arches supported by Tuscan columns with decorative paintings from the 17th century. The barrel ceiling from the central nave has one painting with a Saint, from the same century. The vaulted main chapel …
Palácio da Mitra
This is a fifteen hundreds palace presenting interesting decorative glazed tiles on its rooms, with paintings from the four seasons, rural episodes and on the kitchen, with scenes about cooking. The church was totally rebuilt on the 16th century and …
Parque da Cidade de Loures
Broad and pleasant Park, with artificial lighting, a vast grassy area, some shadow areas, picnic area and playground.
Palácio e Quinta do Correio-Mor
This Palace name comes from the fact that it used to belong to Luís Gomes Mata, High- Courier during Felipe II Kingdom. It was built on the 18th century and it probably has outlined by the Italian António Canevari, one …
Cruzeiro de Loures
Cruise consists of a platform with three steps and octagonal base with frames. The forend is also octagonal, being crowned by a capital decorated with vegetal motifs. The punch line is made by a florid cross.
Castelo de Pirescoxe
Built in 1442, the Castle belonged to the Castelo Branco family until the 18TH century. It was restored in 2001, currently some events. The unique construction, there are still embattled towers of ancient medieval fortified House.
Parque Urbano de Santa Iria de Azóia
This urban park is quite important for the parish, with wide lawns and trees, a climbabl wall, slide, mini-golf, half pipe, a picnic area, an athletics track, a fitness circuit, a bicycle track and more. It also has a centre …
Percurso Pedestre “Do Rio à Várzea”
Pedestrian path starting near the mouth of the Trancão River, passing by the parishes of São João da Talha and Finland, ending at São Julião do Tojal. Always accompanies the River, even along the shores, going through various points of …
VIP Executive Santa Iria
Luxurious and well equipped, located in the metropolitan area of Lisbon, more properly in Loures. Is especially geared towards the business class, organizing meetings and conferences, with several meeting rooms. It also has outdoor pools and a restaurant of Portuguese …
Museu de Cerâmica de Sacavém
Located in the old Tableware Factory of Sacavém, this museum has two temprary exhibitions rooms. It features exhibitions of the ceramics work and the production, with a special note to a 19th century oven. It has also a documental centre …