Parish of Campo de Ourique

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The parish of Campo de Ourique, located in the central area of the city of Lisbon, next to the Historic Center, was created with the merger of the lands of the parish of Santa Isabel and Santo Constable. The parish comprises lands that belonged to the parish of Campolide.


With 22,169 inhabitants, Campo de Ourique is the twelfth most populous parish de Lisboa, being considered a good neighborhood to live.


Mercado de Campo de Ourique, Freguesia do Campo de Ourique, Lisboa © Google Earth Pro
Campo de Ourique Market, Campo de Ourique Parish, Lisbon © Google Earth Pro



The parish of Campo de Ourique, 5 km from the Lisbon Cathedral, and much less than Historic Center, is a good option for your stay in the Portuguese capital.


Area and Population

Stable resident population
With 1.65 km², the parish of Campo de Ourique has a population of 22,146 inhabitants (INE, 2021). In 2011, the parish had 22,120 inhabitants (idem), with practically no drop in population resident during this period.

Strong population density
With 13,406 inhabitants per km², Campo de Ourique has a strong population density, therefore being one of the most densely populated in the Portuguese capital.

Residential neighborhood
Campo de Ourique is a neighborhood with a residential vocation, with green spaces to the northwest and southeast, well served by transport (carris buses/buses). To the east of the parish, the Jardim Teófilo Braga / Jardim da Parada, offers a leisure space to the inhabitants of the neighborhood.


Campo de Ourique attractions

Despite being a residential neighborhood, the highlights among the attractions are the Igreja do Santo Condestável, the Cinema Europa (from the 1930s), the Municipal market, the Church of Santa Isabel, the local bars and restaurants.

Learn more: Attractions in Campo de Ourique


Church of the Holy Constable

The Igreja do Santo Condestável is the most important monument of the parish’s religious heritage. It was built in honor of Constable Nuno Álvares Pereira, also known as Nun'Álvares and São Nuno de Santa Maria, emblematic character of the Portuguese history.


Campo de Ourique Municipal Market

The Municipal Market of Campo de Ourique has been a tradition in the neighborhood since its creation, in 1934. modifications. With the last one, in 2013, taverns were created that became a reference throughout the city of Lisbon. Often frequented by lovers of good food and good wines.


Igreja do Santo Condestável, Freguesia do Campo de Ourique, Lisboa © Google Earth Pro
Church of the Holy Constable (detail), Parish of Campo de Ourique, Lisbon © Google Earth Pro



What to see in Campo de Ourique Parish

In addition to the main tourist attractions in the parish, art and literature lovers will visit the space Casa Fernando Pessoa, the property where the important Portuguese writer lived.

Find out more: Attractions of Campo de Ourique


Location

Located in the central area of Lisbon, the parish of Campo de Ourique it borders, to the north, with the parish of Campolide, to the east, with the parish of Santo Antônio, to the south with the parish of Estrela, and to the west with the parish of Alcântara.


Rua Saraiva de Carvalho, Freguesia do Campo de Ourique, Lisboa © Google Earth Pro
Rua Saraiva de Carvalho, Parish of Campo de Ourique, Lisbon © Google Earth Pro



Largo do Rato

Largo do Rato is a public place and important neighborhood of the parish, also shared with the Santo Antônio Parish. The Convent of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios das Freiras da Santíssima Trindade or Convent of Rato, was fundamental for the development of the street and was at the origin of the current name.
It has had other names, including Praça do Brasil.

"The former Convent of Trinitárias, located in Largo do Rato, was founded on the initiative of Manuel Gomes de Elvas, nobleman of the royal household, who decided to have a monastery of nuns built on his land located in cont...


What to do in Campo de Ourique Parish

For activity lovers, there are options for walking tours and visiting the main attractions of the parish of Campo de Ourique. See also: Historical Center of Lisbon

Find out more: Attractions of Campo de Ourique


Rua Saraiva de Carvalho, Freguesia do Campo de Ourique, Lisboa © Google Earth Pro
Rua Saraiva de Carvalho, Parish of Campo de Ourique, Lisbon © Google Earth Pro



About the Parish of Campo de Ourique

The Parish of Campo de Ourique, a traditional, popular and middle-class residential neighborhood. Despite residential, commercial activity also comes from a long time ago.

Live in Campo de Ourique
The neighborhood is quiet and safe, which makes it a good option to live in Lisbon. It is central, but, in terms of distance, a little outside the commercial center, being considered like a big village.


A bit of history

Campo de Ourique was just a neighbourhood, neighboring Amoreiras, the Estrela neighborhood and the dos Pleasures. More recently, the Parish of Campo de Ourique was created in 2012, with the merger of the parishes of Santa Isabel and Santo Condestável.

"The parish of Campo de Ourique today occupies almost the entire territory that in 1741 was assigned to the then created Parish of Santa Isabel. This Parish would be dismembered centuries later, in 1959, to give rise to the Parish of Santo Condestável.

The neighborhood, former land of farms belonging to Campolide, designed by Frederico Ressano Garcia, after the establishment of the Republic in 1910, comprises the rectangle between Rua Ferreira Borges and Rua Tomás de Anunciação, Campo de Ourique and Saraiva de Carvalho" [JF de Campo de Ourique].

The neighborhood has great literary (the writer Fernando Pessoa lived in the neighborhood) and historical importance: "It was in the neighborhood of Campo de Ourique that the revolutionary movement of October 5, 1910 began, establishment of the Republic.

Also important were the cafés and the gatherings that took place in them - "Café Latino", "The Temptress", "Ruacaná", "O Canas". On the other hand, patriotic movements and republicans, in addition to many names linked to Portuguese culture and politics having lived or participated in relevant acts" [Idem].


Attractions of the Parish of Campo de Ourique

Among the attractions of its rich historical and religious heritage, the following stand out:

• the Church of the Holy Constable

• the Cinema Europe (from the 1930s)

• the Municipal market

• the Teófilo Braga Garden

• the Hermitage of the Lord of Earthquakes

• the Convent of Senhor Jesus da Boa Morte

• the Duarte Pacheco Viaduct (access to Parque de Monsanto)


Find out more: Attractions of Campo de Ourique


Praça São João Bosco, Freguesia do Campo de Ourique, Lisboa © Google Earth Pro
Praça São João Bosco, Parish of Campo de Ourique, Lisbon © Google Earth Pro



What to do in Campo de Ourique Parish

As a traditional historic district, the main options for activities are bars and restaurants, walks in the squares, shopping and visiting the main tourist attractions in the Historical Center of Lisbon

Sports lovers also have several options to practice their favorite sport (see below).

Find out more: What to do in Campo de Ourique


Where to eat in Campo de Ourique

There are several good restaurants, bars and cafes to discover in Campo de Ourique: cuisine Portuguese and international.

Learn more: Where to eat in Campo de Ourique


Practice sports in Campo de Ourique

There are several options that exist in Campo de Ourique for sports lovers.

Learn more: Playing sports in Campo de Ourique


Important urban roads

Large avenues and streets pass through the parish of Campo de Ourique, as Avenida Álvares Cabral, Avenida de Ceuta, Avenida Duarte Pacheco, Largo do Rato, among others.


Praça São João Bosco, Freguesia do Campo de Ourique, Lisboa © Google Earth Pro
Praça São João Bosco, Parish of Campo de Ourique, Lisbon © Google Earth Pro



+ Information

• Address: R. Azedo Gneco 84
• Telephone: 213 931 300
• Official Link: JF Campo de Ourique
• Social networks: www.facebook.com/jfcampodeourique/ , Instagram: @jfcampodeourique
• Contact by email: geral@jf-campodeourique.pt
• Opening hours:
  9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday



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