Located about 15 minutes away by car or train from Lisbon, the municipality of Oeiras, is since the late XIX century, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Portugal together with Cascais and Estoril.
Oeiras Sandy Beaches
Famous for the beaches. The Carcavelos Beach is a wide beach, going from the Carcavelos entrance up to the São Julião da Barra fortress, the Moinho Beach (next to the fortress) and another one, in front of the famous “Bar dos Gémeos”.
The fort of São Julião da Barra is located on the beach. It is a 16th century fort built during the rule of King John III (Dom João III). It guarded the mouth of the Tagus, protecting Lisbon to the west. In the 18th and 19th centuries it was a political prison. Today it is still an official government military building.