Only elevated to the municipality status in 1998, Odivelas is one of the newer councils in Portugal. Situated on the right bank of the Tagus river, it is part of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area, bordering with the municipalities of Loures, Lisbon, Sintra and Amadora. Its territory was inhabited since ancient times by several people, saving several traces to prove it: the Dólmen das Pedras Grandes and the Dólmen das Batalhas, in Caneças; Castro da Amoreira, in Ramada; the Roman remains found in Póvoa de Santo Adrião; and the Arab traces found in Paiã (Pontinha). After the founding of the Portuguese Kingdom, Dom Dinis was assumed as a great promoter of the region, raising the Mosteiro de São Dinis (today the Mosteiro de Odivelas) and Paço de Odivelas, among others. Later, Dom João V orders the building of the Águas Livres Aqueduct that, despite never having been effective, as it once provided small amounts of unclean water, is now a monument of great historical value, being possible to visit its underground galleries. On a gastronomic level, the county is known for its conventual sweets, a heritage of the Mosteiro de São Dinis. From the wide variety of sweets stand out the suspiros de amêndoa (almond meringues), marmelada de Odivelas (Odivelas marmalade), "tabefes" (cornflour porridge with cinnamon), the "raivas" (butter cookies), the "esquecidos" (egg and lemon cookies) and the toucinho-do-céu (kind of almond cake).
What to do in Odivelas
Mosteiro de Odivelas / Antigo Mosteiro de São Dinis e São Bernardo / Instituto de Odivelas
This Monastery was built between 1295 e 1305, founded by D. Dinis who belonged to the Cistercian Order. It was rather damaged by the 1755 earthquake and nowadays it only prevail the door, the apsidal chapels and some of the cloister traces. We should point out the gothic apse with a main chapel and two side chapels, all of polygonal …
Aqueduto das Águas Livres
Belonging to the set attached to the Águas Livres Aqueduct, an aqueduct, in stone, created to get water to the Terreiro do Paço de Queluz for consumption of the Royal Mews. The work was created in the place of two sources: the source of Gargantada and do Pocinho and served several fountains and fountains in Queluz. Built by d. João …
Casa do Arcebispo/ Quinta da Memória
Rectangular baroque house with two floors, the ecclesiastical Palace type of recreation. The fifth and the Palace was founded by d. Rodrigo de Moura Teles in the 18th century.
Centro Cultural da Malaposta
19TH century building, where we ran the last change of station postal horses, the Malaposta. Rebuilt by the City Council, was opened in 1989 as a cultural space, consisting of several rooms and a gallery for temporary exhibitions.
Jardim Botânico de Famões
With about 6200 square meters of area, the Botanical Garden of Brussels hosts over 6000 plants representing about 50 native species characteristics of the Lisbon region. The garden includes a central space for outdoor Auditorium, illuminated by solar-powered lamps.
Padrão do Senhor Roubado
O Monumento ao Senhor Roubado, datado de 1744, é composto por um recinto, em forma de trapézio isósceles, apresentando um púlpito que lhe confere a dimensão de lugar de culto divino, e um paredão inteiramente forrado de azulejos monocromáticos, sendo …
Núcleo Museológico da Anta das Pedras Grandes
Anta com câmara formada por sete esteios e um pequeno corredor virado a sudoeste. Esta estrutura de grandes blocos calcários foi utilizada como espaço funerário, durante o Neolítico final e Calcolítico. Está classificada como Monumento Nacional desde 1944.
Fonte das Fontaínhas
This font was born in Ribeira das Águas Livres, became, after the construction of the Aqueduct with the same name, reduced to a spring and a small ribeira, who has worked as a public laundry. It was built in 1888, …
Ecopista Escola Agrícola da Paiã
Situated in Agricultural vocational school Dinis, on Horse, the Ecopista is destined to hiking and cycling and allows the user to follow paths that in effect, almost magical, make the person feel part and parcel of the landscape he traverses. …
Parque Urbano do Silvado
Large, modern Park, about two hectares, located on the waterfront. Consists of a playground, a sports area and a green zone. Space ideal for a calm and relaxing ride!
Memorial de Odivelas
Monument composed of a large pointed arch superimposed a Colonnade which supports three-lobed arches, surmounted by a crest. Its initial function was to demarcate the territorial limits on the jurisdictional area of the monastery of Odivelas. It is unknown if …
Parque Municipal da Pontinha
Ample green space densely wooded, with tables and benches for picnics. Is a great place to walk, since it offers plenty of shade and places to rest and relax.
Fonte dos Castanheiros
Composta por três arcos de volta perfeita, encimado por um frontão, de lanços, que enquadra três medalhões de embrechados, a Fonte dos Castanheiros remete-nos para um revivalismo bucólico e neoromântico. Situada numa quinta pitoresca, foi a primeira a ser explorada …
Where to eat in Odivelas
O Culina serve bons pratos da cozinha tradicional portuguesa, preparados e servidos com primor e si…
Within the limits of the capital is not common to find a restaurant like this. The pale and elegant…
Fast food, Italian
Restaurant belonging to a national fast food chain specializing in pizzas. Provides a fast service …
Where to sleep in Odivelas
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