Located on the left bank of the Tagus Estuary, the municipality of Moita is part of the Lisbon metropolitan area. The riverfront, with around 20 km, was the primary factor in the settlement of people. With the construction of the Vasco da Gama Bridge, the municipality gained another dynamic, as accessibility became the preponderant factor in attracting investments and population that saw good future prospects here. However, it is a dormitory municipality, since a large part of the resident population travels daily to Lisbon, Barreiro and Setúbal to work or study. Bullfighting is quite rooted in the municipality, proof of this is the various bullfights that take place throughout the year, especially in the Moita parish.
What to do in Moita
Estação Arqueológica da Ponta da Passadeira
Archaeological site, located in a flat, semi-desert area, formed by a deactivated lime deposit and several ancient buildings.
Praia Fluvial do Rosário
River beach where the shells of the famous Tagus oysters predominate. In the summer, there are frequent bull runs on the fine sand.
Cais da Moita
Boat pier that for centuries was of great importance in the town of Moita, as it served as the entry and exit point for several vessels.
Piscinas Municipais de Alhos Vedros
The Municipal swimming pool is open to the public from September to July each year and aims to encourage sports in the municipality of Moita. To this end, it offers a wide range of activities, from water aerobics to recreational …
Sociedade Filarmónica Estrela Moitense
A philharmonic society that unites the traditional activities of these communities with the integration of other forms of cultural expression. The ballet school (classical dance, "free movement" and other dances) is the expression of society's adaptation to this integration of …
Fórum Cultural José Manuel Figueiredo
A place that regularly presents a wide range of cultural activities, from music to artistic activities. It integrates the Municipal Library - Núcleo da Baixa da Banheira into its facilities.
Praça de Touros Daniel de Nascimento
Traditional bullring, with an imposing exterior view, where yellow is the dominant color. At the main entrance, the name of the square is drawn between the figure of Daniel de Nascimento. Inside… The wild party!
Moinho de Maré de Alhos Vedros
Building dating from the beginning of the century. XVII, which belonged to the family of Tristão Mendonça Furtado, the so-called nobles of "Casa da Cova". The mill was in operation until 1940 and was acquired by the local authority in …
Parque Municipal da Moita
With around 4000 m2, this garden space allows various sporting/leisure activities. The tranquility of the place is the result of the countless trees, lakes and lawns that can be found here. Also, noteworthy is the presence of an old mill …
Ciclovia da Moita
With a length of 1.68 km, this circuit has a mixed surface, with asphalt in the urban area and gravel in the riverside area. With the riverfront as a backdrop, it begins in the parish of Moita and ends in …
Igreja de São Lourenço / Igreja Matriz de Alhos Vedros
It is thought that the initial construction of the Church of São Lourenço dates back to the end of the 13th century, but nothing remains of that primitive construction. With a single nave, dating from the 17th century, the church …
Igreja Matriz de Pavia / Igreja de São Paulo
Mudéjar-Manueline construction, from the beginning of the 16th century. Protected by seven small cylindrical towers, it is crowned with Muslim-style battlements. The facade is from the 18th century, with a triangular pediment, a tower with a square plan and a …
Capela da Igreja de São Lourenço / Capela de São Sebastião
Only the Chapel of São Sebastião is classified. The chapel has a ribbed ceiling. The walls are covered with tiles from 1730. The tombs from the 15th century are worth mentioning.
Ermida de Nossa Senhora do Rosário / Capela de Nossa Senhora do Rosário
Dedicated to Saint John the Evangelist, it was built in 1532 by patron Cosmo Bernardes de Macedo, owner of Quinta de Mortim Afonso and nobleman of the Casa Real. It features an arch and a Manueline-style portal. In the 18th …
Where to eat in Moita
Founded in 1997, this restaurant is well known for its traditional dishes. Those who come here cert…
A restaurant whose menu is based on the traditional Portuguese gastronomy.
On the beach, overlooking the Tagus River and Lisbon, this restaurant features good Riverside regio…
Restaurant with two floors, with ample rooms and refined, offering a wide menu, fish grilled on cha…
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