Situated on the left bank of the Tagus estuary, the municipality of Moita integrates the Lisbon Metropolitan area. The riverfront, with about 20 km length, was the primary factor for the people's settlement. Although little is known about the origin of the village, in 1994 archaeological remains were found in the parish of Gaio, which testify the presence of a Neolithic settlement dedicated to fishing and harvesting of mollusks six thousand years ago. With the construction of the Vasco da Gama bridge, the county won dynamic, because the accessibility became the predominant factor in attracting investments and population, who saw here good future perspectives. However, it is a dorm council, since much of the resident population moves daily to Lisbon, Setúbal and Barreiro for work or to study. The bullfighting tradition has deep roots in the municipality and proof of this are the various bull races taking place throughout the year, especially in the parish of Moita. The procession, held every year in mid-September, where fishermen and "fragateiros" (frigate sailors) pay homage to their patron saint, Nossa Senhora da Boa Viagem, is the highlight of this celebration. The county has currently been suffering a development that meets the characteristics of a population that is increasingly adept of green spaces and sports/leisure. The 1.68 km long bike path presents itself as an asset for those who want to practice sports or simply enjoy the riverfront.
What to do in Moita
Cais da Moita
Pier of boat which for centuries held a great importance in the village of Bush, is presented as the port of entry and exit of several vessels.
Praça de Touros Daniel de Nascimento
A traditional bullfighting arena with imposing outwards views, where yellow is the main colour. At the main entrance, one can see the name of the arena by the picture of Daniel do Nascimento. Inside… wild "fiesta"!
On the beach, overlooking the Tagus River and Lisbon, this restaurant features good Riverside regional food. It is advisable to make reservations on the weekends and in the summer season. The cataplanas and the crab and bread are the most …
Ciclovia da Moita
With an extension of 1.68 miles, this circuit offers a mixed with asphalt flooring in the urban area and gravel at the waterfront. With the Riverfront as a backdrop, begins in the parish of Moita and ends in the parish …
Parque Municipal da Moita
With about 4000 m2, this landscaped space allows the practice of several sports\/leisure activities. The tranquility of the place is the result of countless trees, lakes and lawns can be found here. Stands out the presence of a former mill …
Praia Fluvial do Rosário
A beach river with shells of the famed oysters of the Tagus river. In the summer, there are the typical bull "largadas" on the fine sand.
Igreja Matriz de Pavia / Igreja de São Paulo
This is a mudejar – manueline construction from the beginning of the 16th century. It is protected by seven small cylindrical towers and it is crowned by crenels from the Muslim type. The façade is from the 18th century standing …
Where to eat in Moita
A restaurant whose menu is based on the traditional Portuguese gastronomy.
Founded in 1997, this restaurant is well known for its traditional dishes. Those who come here cert…
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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