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.
Where to eat 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…
A restaurant located in a rustic house that is over 100 years old, in a peaceful place, with a kind…
An average sized restaurant, with a welcoming dining room, that serves fine Portuguese dishes, name…
What to do in 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 …
Enoteca Caves Velhas
A Enoteca Caves Velhas pretende promover a cultura vitivinícola da região. Este complexo divide-se em adega e loja, tudo aberto ao público. Aqui poderá provar e adquirira vários vinhos, incluindo algumas raridades.
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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…
Despite its size and population of 35 000 inhabitants, Oeiras is a village. It is the seat of a municipality composed of 10 parishes, for a total of …
Vila Franca de Xira
The municipality of Vila Franca de Xira is part of the District of Lisbon and, being crossed by the river Tagus, presents two types of landscape: on …
The municipality of Torres Vedras is located only 50 kilometers from the capital, bordering the Lourinhã, Alenquer, Sobral de Monte Agraço and Mafra.…
Magical place, where the past blends with the present and the Kingdom of fantasy mingles with reality, Sintra is classified by UNESCO as Cultural and…