A tour of Alta de Lisboa

Built on old agricultural land at the gates of the capital, the Lumiar neighborhood, once almost a village, has conquered its urban space and is currently one of the most populous neighborhoods in Lisbon.

Away from the hustle and bustle of the city center, but close enough to everything, this neighborhood has a huge offer of public and private education and services “at your doorstep”. Attractions that have been conquering more and more families.

Taking advantage of a good location and with several leisure areas and many gardens and green parks, such as the Parque da Quinta das Conchas e dos Lilases, an impressive expanse of vegetation, ideal for practicing sports, or the Jardim Quinta Nossa Senhora da Paz and Parque Oeste in Alta de Lisboa, with large lawns and lakes, Lumiar is a neighborhood that has been modernized and designed to provide the quality of life needed for those who live there.

A growth that did not take away its historical value, present in the number of palaces and farms that constituted the Paço do Lumiar in the 18th century, and which today remain alongside the main points of cultural and historical interest in this neighborhood such as the Museu Nacional do Traje and the National Museum of Theater and Dance.

The proximity to the Second Circular, the Airport and the North-South axis is another of the many reasons that bring families to the neighborhood. The good access that Lumiar benefits from, puts the largest shopping centers within walking distance, although in the neighborhood there are local grocery stores and supermarkets, capable of supplying day-to-day needs. For those who can’t do without fresh and local products, at the Municipal Market you will find a huge variety of fruit, vegetables, fish and meats.

The tranquility that distinguishes the neighborhood so well does not apply on game days of Sporting Clube de Portugal, when Lumiar gains a new “corruption” by receiving at “home” the many fans of the club, who go to the José de Alvalade to support the team. However, not only football brings many sports enthusiasts to the neighborhood. The Paço do Lumiar Golf Club, surrounded by a beautiful natural setting, welcomes many fans and practitioners of the sport.

With so much to do and enjoy, Lumiar presents itself as an attractive and fun place for kids and adults, where socializing, rest and moments of complicity are part of this perfect space. The experiences are not limited and there is still some cultural offer, including several cinemas and museums such as the National Museum of Theater and Dance and the National Museum of Costume, located in Palácio Monteiro-Mor, an aristocratic palace from the 18th century, surrounded by an eleven hectare botanical garden, among others.