Oeiras & Mafra Museums

MUSEUMS IN OEIRAS:

  • CAR MUSEUM (Museu do Automóvel):
    Alameda Calouste Gulbenkian, 7, Oeiras Tel: 21 4410633 Open: Mon-Fri: 10am-1pm and 2.30pm-5.30pm. Sat-Sun: 10am-6pm
  • GUNPOWDER FACTORY (Fabrica da Polvora de Barcarena):
    Tel : 21 4408553 Open: Tues-Sun: 10.30am-1pm, 1.30pm-6pm Displays the process of the manufacture of black powder from the 15th century to the late 1980´s.
  • ROYAL ESTATE OF CAXIAS (Quinta Real de Caxias):
    Estrada da Gibalta, Caxias. Open: Mon-Sat: 10am-1pm and 2pm-5.30pm. Lovely garden built French style in the 18th and 19th century. Intricate fountains recently restored.

MUSEUM IN MAFRA & NEIGHBOURING AREAS:

  • MAFRA CONVENT:
    Started in 1717 and completed about 18 years later this building totally dominates the town of Mafra. King João V made a vow that if his wife gave him a son he would build a convent and so this was his promise.
  • CABO DA ROCA:
    Lighthouse at the most westerly point of Europe. Certificates are issued to state that you have reached this point.
  • AZENHAS DO MAR:
    A picturesque village overlooking the sea with a natural rock pool.