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OEIRAS TOUR GUIDE Traditional Cache

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The county that once was surrounded by strong to protect themselves from the onslaught of enemies, has opened its doors today and "table always put" to receive those who come from outside.

Facing the sea and flanked by Lisbon, Cascais and Sintra, the Oeiras municipality requires mandatory stop. Over 250 years, Oeiras is forward looking but values ​​the heritage of past centuries. The baroque gardens of Quinta Real de Caxias and Gunpowder Factory in Barcarena are two examples, among many.

Although it is a very populated county people and technology companies, Oeiras is rich in green spaces. This is the case of the modern park of the Poets, a large garden dedicated to poetry with a beautiful view over the river and the sea, or Sports Complex Jamor, including canoeing trail, tennis courts, maintaining circuit, a large parking canopy, Olympic pool and the Estádio Nacional. But its coast is still the place to which all roads lead. The promenade is lit at night and has half the marina at Oeiras (marina), with shops, bars, terraces and a magnificent view over the estuary of the Tagus. With strong fishing tradition, the county is still a major culinary destination, with special attention to famous restaurants in the streets of the historic center of Paço de Arcos.

With an area of ​​46km2 and a coastline of almost 10 kms, the Oeiras municipality has many points of interest. If we begin to follow it arrived in Lisbon, the marginal, we meet the Vasco da Gama Aquarium, an interesting oceanarium in the late nineteenth century. If we can resist the call of the sea and back into the, all enjoy the contact with nature and with numerous sporting and leisure activities in Sports Complex Jamor. But if you prefer to take a walk by the sea, there is Promenade, where you can collate the tour with a dip in beach or even Piscina Oceanica, and rest in the Esplanade Recreational Port. When you can look away from the mesmerizing Farol do Bugio, and turn their backs to the sea, there are other attractions on land. The Centro Cultural Palacio do Egypt, a Powder Factory in Barcarena and the Centro de Arte Manuel de Brito witness recoveries interesting architectural heritage of the county, and Gardens Quinta Real de Caxias and Palace Marques de Pombal refer us to other times. Who wants to go the route of the gardens, should also visit the Parque dos Poets.

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