Parishes and Neighborhoods
All Parishes of Lisbon
Since August 2015 Lisbon
has been divided into 24 Parish Councils (before, there were 53). O
central nucleus of the city (Old Lisbon or Historical Lisbon) is formed by the parishes of
Santa Maria Maior, Misericórdia, Santo Antônio, Arroios, Penha de França and São Vicente
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Map of Parishes
Looking at the map of the parishes of the City of Lisbon, the four cardinal points correspond to the following parishes:
• extreme north: Parish of Santa Clara
• far east: Marvila and Parque das Nações
• extreme south: Parish of Misericórdia
• west end: Santa Maria de Belém
See also: Most populous parishes in Lisbon
New Parish Councils in Lisbon
The new Parish Councils of Lisbon are as follows:
Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Ajuda and place chosen to house the temporary royal residence after the earthquake
that reached Lisbon in 1755.
See also Ajuda's complete guide: Parish of Ajuda
The Parish of Alcântara
is located in the west of Lisbon. The parish of Alcântara has its name
from the Arabic word al-kantara
, which means bridge. The 25 de Abril Bridge, which crosses the Tagus, passes through
Alcantara. Also, a good part of its territory is covered by part of the Monsanto Forest Park and the
See also Alcântara's complete guide: Parish of Alcântara
The Parish of Alvalade
was created with the regrouping of the parishes of São João de Brito, Campo Grande and Alvalade
is located north of the Historic Center of Lisbon. The highlight for the parish of Alvalade is the Campo Grande Garden (Park) and the
facilities of the University of Lisbon. Alvalade is considered one of the best neighborhoods in Lisbon.
See also Alvalade's complete guide: Parish of Alvalade
The Parish of Areeiro
was created after the October 2013 elections; occupies the territory of
former parishes of Alto Pina and São João de Deus. The name of the parish is due to the fact that there
sand, in the old Quinta da Montanha, for the construction of buildings in the surroundings.
See also Areeiro's complete guide: Parish of Areeiro
The Parish of Arroios
, whose name evokes the numerous watercourses that existed there, is located along the
north of the central area of Lisbon, crossed (in the north-south direction) by the important Avenida Almirante Reis.
See also Arroios complete guide: Parish of Arroios
The Parish of Avenidas Novas
was created with the regrouping of land from the parishes of Nossa
Lady of Fátima and São Sebastião da Pedreira
; is located north of the central and historic area of
See also Avenidas Novas's complete guide: Parish of Avenidas Novas
The Freguesia do Beato
, in the east of the capital, is named after "Frei António da Conceição, friar of the Convento de Santo António
de Xabregas, who lived here at the end of the 16th century. He gained a reputation for holiness, so the people called him Blessed."
See also Beato's complete guide: Parish of Beato
The Parish of Belém
was created with the merger of the parishes of and integrates the so-called São Francisco Xavier
and Santa Maria de Belém
in the west of Lisbon. The highlights are the Belém Tower, the Discoveries Monument and
the grandiose Jerónimos Monastery.
See also Belém's complete guide: Parish of Belém
The Freguesia de Benfica
is located northwest of the historic center of Lisbon. In the territory of the parish is
part of the Monsanto Forest Park. The highlight of this parish is the football club that bears its name.
See also Benfica's complete guide: Parish of Benfica
The Campo de Ourique Parish
, northeast of Lisbon's historic centre, was created by merging the
lands in the parish of Santa Isabel and Santo Constable
. The parish comprises lands that
belonged to the parish of Campolide.
See also Campo de Ourique's complete guide: Parish of Campo de Ourique
The Campolide Parish
was created in 1959 on the lands of the former territory of São Sebastião da
Quarry and Santa Isabel; is located in the center of Lisbon. It was once a land of good wines. The Aqueduct of
Águas Livres is the highlight in terms of heritage.
See also Campolide's complete guide: Parish of Campolide
The Parish of Carnide
was created in 1279, as a large rural parish northwest of Lisbon. Also
comprised Pontinha and Casal Falcão.
See also Carnide's complete guide: Parish of Carnide
The Parish of Estrela
, one of the new parishes of the capital, comprises the old parishes of Lapa,
Santos-o-Velho and Prazeres; is located west of the Historic Center of Lisbon. The origin of the name is due to a Benedictine convent founded in
1572, dedicated to Our Lady of the Star.
See also Estrela's complete guide: Parish of Estrela
The Parish of Lumiar
was created in 1266, and currently comprises three ancient settlements (Lumiar,
Paço do Lumiar and Telheiras), in addition to a new space with modern features, Alta de Lisboa.
See also Lumiar's complete guide: Parish of Lumiar
The Parish of Marvila
is located in the east of Lisbon. The origin of the name probably comes from the
which means "soil abundant in shrubs, heath". Mitra's Palace (episcopal) is the
highlight of this JF.
See also Marvila's complete guide: Parish of Marvila
The Freguesia de Misericórdia
was created with the merger of the parishes of Incarnação,
Santa Catarina, Mercês and São Paulo
in the Lisbon Historic Center area. Here is the famous and charming
, one of the liveliest places at night in Lisbon.
See also Misericórdia's complete guide: Parish of Misericordia
The name of Santa Maria dos Olivais, from the legend according to which an image of the Saint was
found in an olive tree, kept there but which later disappeared, giving rise to the one in Olivais. It is in this parish that
Lisbon airport is located. A part of its territory was ceded for the creation of JF Parque das Nações,
See also Olivais's complete guide: Parish of Olivais
The Parish of Parque das Nações
was created with the transfer of land from the parish of Olivais,
Sacavem and Moscavide
; is located in the east of Lisbon.
See also Parque das Nações's complete guide: Parish of Parque das Nações
The name of this parish comes from its patron saint, Nossa Senhora da Penha de França, who is
located in the northeast part of the central area of Lisbon.
See also Penha de França's complete guide: Parish of Penha de França
The Parish of Santa Clara
, once an agricultural area that supplied the capital, replaced the previous parishes
of Charneca and Plum. The parish is located north of Lisbon.
See also Santa Clara's complete guide: Parish of Santa Clara
The Parish of Santa Maria Maior
is in the central part, in the heart of Lisbon, next to the Cathedral. this same
Cathedral that was once Santa Maria Maior, built by the first king of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques, in 1150.
See also Santa Maria Maior's complete guide: Parish of Santa Maria Maior
The Parish of Santo Antônio
results from the merger of the parishes of S. Joseph, Heart of Jesus and St.
and is located right in the heart of Lisbon.
See also Santo António's complete guide: Parish of Santo António
The Parish of São Domingos de Benfica
was created with the cession of land from the parish of Benfica
and is located in the west of Lisbon. The parish of São Domingos de Benfica encompasses the largest green area in Lisbon,
Monsanto (Monte Santo).
See also São Domingos de Benfica's complete guide: Parish of São Domingos de Benfica
The Parish of São Vicente
, in the northeast part of the central area of Lisbon, results from the aggregation of the old
parishes of São Vicente de Fora, Graça and Santa Engrácia.
See also São Vicente's complete guide: Parish of São Vicente