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Dominated by Lisbon, with its huge choice of places to visit, from monuments and museums to a quite vast cultural calendar and all types of entertainment, this district provides different landscapes, traditions and diversions, in spite of the rapid urbanization around the capital.

Beach-lovers can choose between the more cosmopolitan Cascais and Estoril, full of bars and discotheques, to the long stretches of sand in Costa da Caparica or to fishing towns like Ericeira, which still keeps some of its old traditions.

The deeply wooded slopes of Sintra, with its beautiful palaces and parks, lead to the rugged coastline which faces the Atlantic.

Vila Franca de Xira, a modest-looking town surrounded by industries, is known as a centre for horse and bull rearing and its bullfights attract many visitors.

An enormous baroque palace and monastery dominates the small town of Mafra; another royal palace can be seen in Queluz, with its sumptuous Throne Room and elaborate gardens.

Surfing, diving, fishing and horse riding facilities are available in this district, as well as fine golf courses and a wide variety of entertainment choices, from bullfights to country fairs and art and music festivals.
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Area: 84 km2
Population (may be an estimate): 529.485

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Hotel Marquês de Pombal ****Hotel Marquês de Pombal ****
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Located in the most prestigious avenue of central Lisbon, this brand new hotel h... [ more ]
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Baluarte Citadino Stay Cool HostelBaluarte Citadino Stay Cool Hostel
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Monuments
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Oeiras: Palace of the Marquis of Pombal (Lisbon, Portugal)Oeiras: Palace of the Marquis of Pombal
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The former residence of Sebastião José de Carvalho and Mello is a typical 18th-c... [ more ]

Oeiras: Municipal Garden
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One of the many green spaces that have been restored in the zone, the Jardim Mun... [ more ]

Sintra: St. Peter Chapel (Lisbon, Portugal)Sintra: Moorish Castle
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The walls of the Castelo dos Mouros, in Sintra, built by the Arab conquerors in ... [ more ]


Museums
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Coach Museum: detail (Lisbon, Portugal)National Coach Museum
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The most important world collection of coaches, formed by the sumptuous vehicles... [ more ]

House of the Fado and the Portuguese Guitar
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The history of this Portuguese musical genre, the atmospheres in which it was pl... [ more ]

Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro Museum
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A biographical and monographical museum dedicated to the life and works of Rafae... [ more ]


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