The municipality of Oeiras has various points of cultural interest and pleasant locations for sports and leisure. Besides the forts of São Bruno and São Julião da Barra, on its coast, you will find also the fantastic Piscina Oceânica swimming pool. Oeiras has
one of the finest examples of the Portuguese 18th century mansions, the Palácio do Marquês de Pombal. The former residence of the first minister of King José, the Marquês de Pombal (who was also Conde de Oeiras), it is in the Baroque and Rococo styles. The elegance of its gardens, full of statues, panels of tiles and waterfalls, is complemented by a fascinating interior, with paintings, frescos, tiles and statues of rare quality. The palace's monumental wine cellar is also impressive.
In this municipality, don't miss the opportunity to visit the Quinta Real de Caxias and the Parish Church. For more relaxed sightseeing, visit the Fábrica da Pólvora and, with children, the Aquário Vasco da Gama.
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