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.
What to do in Loures
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.
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 about Industrial History and an auditorium with 100 seats.
Museu do Vinho e da Vinha de Bucelas
The wine and vine Museum of Chania was inaugurated in July 2013 and integrates the Museum Municipal de Loures. Its construction aims to give continuity to the study of viticultural activity of this demarcated region by Decree, the March 3, 1911, betting on the promotion of the territory and in the dissemination of the Capital of Arinto and local history, …
Parque da Cidade de Loures
Broad and pleasant Park, with artificial lighting, a vast grassy area, some shadow areas, picnic area and playground.
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 in 1730. The statues decorating the Palace interior rooms are from this period, as well as the monumental fountain in …
Museu Municipal de Loures
The building that houses the Municipal Museum of Loures was, from the 16th century until 1834, the 13th Small Convent of the Order of the Arrábidos. It opened as a museum in 1998 and features several exhibitions related to the parish 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 …
Galeria Municipal Vieira da Silva
Installed in the Pavilion of Macao, this gallery pays tribute to the painter that lends the name.
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 …
Quinta Pedagógica de Loures / Quinta da Granja
Situated in the vicinity of Lisbon, this pedagogical farm provides numerous recreational activities, always in contact with nature. Here it is possible to live with animals, Cook bread, wagon, among many other outdoor activities.
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 …
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 …
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.
Where to eat in Loures
An average sized restaurant, with a welcoming dining room, that serves fine Portuguese dishes, name…
Cosy restaurant, in full contact with nature, offering panoramic views of the vineyards and mountai…
A restaurant located in a rustic house that is over 100 years old, in a peaceful place, with a kind…
Restaurant located on Highway, running in self-service scheme during the 12:0 am.
Fast food, Italian
Belonging to a national chain restaurant specializing in knitting of pizzas. Presents a wide variet…
Where to sleep in Loures
Luxurious and well equipped, located in the metropolitan area of Lisbon, more properly in Loures. Is especially geared towards the business class, organizing m…
Hotel inaugurated in 2009, with a luxury location: Lisbon International Airport, the Park Expo and the international fair of Lisbon. Designed especially for bu…
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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