Oeiras

Oeiras
Oeiras has several points of cultural interest and many pleasant places for sport and leisure. In addition to the Fortresses of Saint Bruno and Saint Julião da Barra which mark its coastline, you will also find the fantastic Ocean Pool, right next to Torre, a beach where you can surf in Winter.

Regarding cultural life, Oeiras has one of the best examples of Portuguese houses from the eighteenth century, the Palace of Marquês de Pombal. The former residence of the prime minister of King D. José, Marquês de Pombal and also Count of Oeiras, follows the Baroque and Rococo. In the elegance of its gardens, filled with statues, panels, tiles and cascades, joins a fascinating interior, with paintings, frescoes, tiles and statues of rare quality. The cellar of the Palace is equally impressive because of its monumental scale.

In this county, do not miss the opportunity to visit the Royal Estate at Caxias (walking distance from the Surf House) and the Mother Church.

For more recreational outings, visit the Powder Factory (Fábrica da Pólvora), and the Vasco da Gama Aquarium if you are travelling with children.