Azambuja Portuguese Way

information about azambuja

Azambuja is a village in the district of Lisbon, located in the historic central region of Ribatejo, which constituted a former province in the center-south of the country.

The central village is located on the edge of the arable land of the alluvial plains of the Tagus, constituting the immediate surroundings of the village a beautiful rural and agrarian landscape.

We do not know for sure since when the territory of present-day Azambuja has been inhabited. However, due to the scattered settlement of the pre-Roman tribes, we can assume that the first settlements in this area were made by the oppidan and lusitanian turduli.

Like the rest of the Peninsula, this territory was under the influence of the Roman Empire and later under Arab rule. Its current layout is probably the result of the Christian repopulation in the Middle Ages and later modifications made during the Modern and Contemporary Ages.

what to see and do in azambuja

Sebastião Mateus Arenque Municipal Museum

This museum aims to preserve and disseminate the historical memory of the municipality and the environment of Azambuja. It houses a permanent exhibition called “diary: remembering; knowing and learning” and holds numerous workshops for all ages and audiences.

Church of Nossa Senhora da Assunção

It is the main church of Azambuja. It was built in the 16th century and later underwent several modifications. Its main style is Renaissance, although inside it houses a beautiful Baroque altarpiece of gilded carving. It is considered a Building of Public Interest.

Church of Nossa Senhora da Assunção Azambuja

Vila Quinta de Vale de Fornos

This space was conceived as a project to house a cultivated area of vineyards and a space dedicated to events and culture. In its surroundings you can enjoy up to 18 different varieties of grapes.

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