The village of Algés, belonging to the municipality of Oeiras, is a town whose name probably derives from the Arab influence that dates back to the time when they occupied the Iberian peninsula. With a population density of around 22,000 habitants, it is very popular to live, either because of its proximity to Lisbon or because of its privileged location in front of the Tagus River.
This is one of the places in Oeiras with the greatest growth potential in the coming years, thanks to the requalification and real estate projects that are planned. From the Vale do Jamor, passing through the City of Football, to the projects of requalifying the space where the Bullring once existed, Algés is a future-oriented town.
Points of interest
- Palácio Anjos - This palace, built in the 19th century, is located in downtown Algés by the river and was once the leisure residence of Policarpo Anjos, a wealthy merchant. It is recovered and open to the public, has a pleasant garden and restaurant service. Here you can visit the Art Center - Manuel de Brito Collection, a collection that contains important Portuguese works of contemporary art, which were collected by the Manuel de Brito family.
- Ribamar Palace - It is an 18th century building, built by the Count of Vimioso. It has a history linked to the nobility, which has passed through successive generations here, and was eventually bought and recovered by the Oeiras City Council. The Municipal Library of Algés, the Oeiras Dance Center, the tourist office and the Municipal Gallery of Palácio Ribamar are currently installed in this location.
- Cruzeiro de Algés - One of the most emblematic symbols of Algés, this large stone cross was built in 1605, in the middle of the Philippine dynasty, and was semi-destroyed by a storm. The Count of Cabral repaired it with bronze cats, which can still be seen today. On its pedestal there is a Latin inscription: "Here is the Cross of the Lord. Flee disaffected people. The lion of the tribe of Judah and the root of David won. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! The city in 1605".
- National Sports Center of Jamor (CDNJ) - Located next to Algés-Dafundo, it is a center of excellence for the practice of several sports: National Stadium (Football), Jamor Pool Complex, Nautical Activities Track (PAN), Mini Golf , Athletics, Tennis, Archery, Golf Training, Shooting Range, Climbing Wall, Maintenance Circuits, Cruz Quebrada Stage Center (CECQ), Adventure Park, etc.
- Passeio Marítimo de Algés - Wide terrace, located between the village and the Tagus river, where different music and entertainment festivals are held every year, namely: NOS ALive music festival, Comic Con Portugal, Parque Capital do Natal , etc.
- Mercado de Algés - Among the recent wave of recovery of municipal markets, this is one of the most charismatic projects where you can enjoy the healthy coexistence between fruit, fish and meat marketers and several restaurants and taverns, which cohabit in adjoining spaces. Here you can find more than a dozen dining spaces with varied cuisine, with 240 seats in terrace areas and inside: NoTalho, Mamacita, Puro Italiano, Here it is Snack, Portuguese Cuisine, Sai Fish, Market Sweets, etc. .
- Restaurants - In addition to the Algés Market, this is a village with a diverse range of restaurants: Altair, Seafood "o Relento" , Altair Restaurant , Petit d'Algés , Mayura Indian Restaurant, etc.
Access and Transport
Algés is served by good road access and public transport:
- The Cascais-Lisbon railway line located next to the Tagus river;
- Buses from Carris and Vimeca;
- Lisbon-Cascais waterfront;
- IC17 - CRIL (Circular Regional Interior de Lisboa), between Algés and Benfica;
- A5 motorway, near Algés-Miraflores;
Algés a village with a future
Algés is one of the parishes in Oeiras with the greatest growth potential in the coming years, thanks to the real estate and urban rehabilitation projects, which are planned, since:
- Intervention in Vale do Jamor (Hotel, Residential Area, Marina, Heliport, Maritime Walk to Algés);
- The Ocean Campus , an APL-Ministério do Mar project for the requalification of the riverside area between Pedrouços, Lisbon and Cruz Quebrada.
- The new entrance door in Oeiras (under study and design), greener and pedestrian and less road, requalifying the space next to CRIL, where the Bullring used to exist;
- Several projects under construction near Cidade do Futebol ;
- A new road crossing Algés / Trafaria , currently under study, with the participation of the chambers of Oeiras, Lisbon and Almada.