Vila Franca de Xira Portuguese Way

Information about Vila Franca de Xira

Vila Franca de Xira is a municipal entity composed of several parishes, among which stands out the homonymous, which is the municipal capital. The main nucleus of the municipality is made up of a well-defined urban area, bathed by the waters of the Tagus River. In its limits is the Marechal Carmona bridge. The entire territory of the municipality is part of the metropolitan area of Lisbon.

This territory refers the first data of foundation and origin to the archaeological sites around Lisbon. From the studies carried out in the area, we know that its first settlements date back to prehistoric times, with the presence of Lusitanian tribes. Throughout its history, it has been a territory occupied by Romans and Arabs, until its conquest in the Middle Ages by the Christian kingdoms of the north of the peninsula.

What to see and do in Vila Franca de Xira

Tagus Estuary Park

There is a pedestrian path that runs along the Tagus River. It is a perfect walk to enjoy the tranquility and the beautiful riverside scenery.

Tagus Estuary Park Vila Franca de Xira

Municipal market

Something very remarkable of Portugal, are its traditional tiled buildings, which endure with the passage of time and are an identifying element and of great value of the Portuguese culture. In the municipal market, you can enjoy its beautiful tiled construction and ornamented with traditional Portuguese paintings. In addition, there you can find a great variety of typical products of the gastronomy of the area.

Vila Franca de Xira Market

Municipal Museum of Vila Franca de Xira

Located in a building dating back to the 18th century, the museum aims to preserve, protect and disseminate the memory of the territory of Vila Franca de Xira.

Museum of Neo-Realism

It has been located in its current building, designed by the architect Alcino Soutinho, since 2007. The museum is currently seeking to broaden its foundational horizons and expand its outreach to other contemporary artistic styles.

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Mapa de Vila Franca de Xira