Parks, leisure and sports
- Palácio do Marquês de Pombal – a national monument since 1953 — is located right in Oeiras centre. In this historical palace, you can get to know the Pombaline style, a Portuguese architectural expression from the 18 th century. Its gardens are open from Tuesdays to Sundays.
- Parque dos Poetas is the place to be if you are keen on nature, poetry and sculpture. Well, it is a good choice if you just want to relax, too. Covering an area of 22,5 hectares, this park pays homage to 60 poets and it extends between the urban centers of Paço de Arcos and Oeiras. In the summer, it opens at 9am and closes at 11pm. If you are looking for a beautiful place to jog, this is a great choice.
- The Fábrica da Pólvora de Barcarena adapted its functions to the necessities of different eras — from weapons to gunpowder (which means pólvora). Since 1998, it has been used as home for some services of the City Council, but it also has green spaces, picnic parks, a museum and expositions to visit. In summertime, the gardens and urban park open at 9am and close at 9pm.
- Right next to the Santo Amaro de Oeiras train station, the gardens of the Quinta dos Sete Castelos are also a good place to visit if you are looking for a quiet place where nature is the protagonista. Opens at 9am, closes at 9pm.
- Closer to Lisbon there is a spot for the ones who want to practice sports — jogging, biking, skating or just walking: Passeio Marítimo de Algés.
- If what you are really looking for is to get into the ocean without getting wet, you should go to Aquário Vasco da Gama. You will be welcomed by (more than) 200 marine species that live in the aquariums. And you can also visit the museum.
Speaking of water, and if you feel like swimming of put your feet on the sand, thereare several options to consider along the Passeio Marítimo de Oeiras (and beyond).
- Santo Amaro de Oeiras beach;
- Paço de Arcos Beach;
- Caxias beach;
- Torre beach;
- Carcavelos, Parede, Avencas, São Pedro do Estoril, Azarujinha, Tamariz, Duquesa and Conceição beaches, in Cascais, are a short trip away.
- After a swim on the Torre or Carcavelos beaches, you can stop by Forte de São Julião da Barra, one of the largest maritime fortifications in Portugal.
- Palácio dos Anjos was built in the XIX century. Policarpo Anjos, a rich
merchant, spent his vacations here. Now, it is a Contemporary Art centre that hosts numerous exhibitions.
- The Centro Cultural Palácio do Egipto has a room dedicated to temporary
exhibitions, a bookstore and a few restaurants.
- The tunel between Nova Business School and Carcavelos beach is a colorful one. For those interested on urban art, this is a place to stop by.
- Close to Oeiras, in Lisbon, you can find numerous museums, concert halls theaters or historical places to visit like MAAT, Calouste Gulbenkian museum (where you can also appreciate its amazing gardens), Castelo de São Jorge, the National Azulejo Museum, Dona Maria II national theatre, Casa Independente and many, many art galleries.
- City life and cultural events
Oeiras hosts one of the biggest European summer festivals: NOS Alive. Metallica, The Strokes, Modest Mouse, Alt-J and Phoebe Bridgers are some of the bands and artists confirmed for NOS Alive 22, scheduled for 6-9 July.
(more to be added as we get closer to SSP).