Parish of Santa Maria Maior

Juntas de Freguesias

All Parishes of Lisbon

The Freguesia de Santa Maria Maior, which corresponds to the Historical Center of Lisbon, was created in 2012 and implemented after the October 2013 elections; occupies the territory of a dozen ancient parishes (with the smallest areas of the capital and of Portugal), among which the parishes of São Nicolau, Sé and Castle, to name just three.

Historical Center of Lisbon
It is in the Freguesia de Santa Maria Maior that you can find part of the Historical Center of Lisbon of the City of Lisbon.
Find out more: Historical Center of Lisbon

Lisbon Cathedral © Antonio Sacchetti / Images Of Portugal
Lisbon Cathedral © Antonio Sacchetti / Images Of Portugal



Area and Population

Fall in resident population
With 1.74 km², the Parish of Santa Maria Maior has a population of 21,167 inhabitants (INE, 2021). In 2011, the parish had 20,131 inhabitants (idem), with a drop in the resident population in this period.


O Largo de Santo Antônio, Sé de Lisboa, Freguesia de Santa Maria Maior, Lisboa © Google Earth Pro
The Largo de Santo Antônio, Lisbon Cathedral, Parish of Santa Maria Maior, Lisbon © Google Earth Pro



What to see in Santa Maria Maior

Some of the main tourist attractions in the City of Lisbon. See Historical Center of Lisbon


Location

With the River Tagus to the south and southeast, the Parish of Santa Maria Maior is limited, to the north, with the Parish of Arroios, to the northeast, with the Parish of São Vicente, to the west with the Parish of Misericórdia and to the northwest, with the Parish of Santo Antônio.


O Largo de Santo Antônio, Sé de Lisboa, Freguesia de Santa Maria Maior, Lisboa © Google Earth Pro
The Largo de Santo Antônio, Lisbon Cathedral, Parish of Santa Maria Maior, Lisbon © Google Earth Pro



What to do in Santa Maria Maior

Walking tours and visits to the main attractions of the Parish of Santa Maria Maior. See: Historical Center of Lisbon


O Museu do Aljube, Sé de Lisboa, Freguesia de Santa Maria Maior, Lisboa © Google Earth Pro
The Aljube Museum, Lisbon Cathedral, Parish of Santa Maria Maior, Lisbon © Google Earth Pro



About Santa Maria Maggiore

The Parish of Santa Maria Maior is part of the Historical Center of Lisbon. neighborhood with concentration of historic buildings (the Baixa Pombalina) to absolutely see during your stay in Lisbon.
Find out more: Historical Center of Lisbon


A bit of history

The Parish of Santa Maria Maior was created in 2012, from the union of a dozen small parishes, among which the parishes of São Nicolau, Sé and Castelo, to name just three..


Attractions of the Parish of Santa Maria Maior

Among the attractions, the following stand out:

• the Cathedral of Lisbon (Igreja Santa Maria Maior)

• the Praças do Comércio, Dom Pedro IV

• the Pier of Ribeira das Naus

• the famous streets: Rua Augusta, Rua Áurea (Rua do Ouro)

• the Rua Augusta Arch...



O Largo de Santo Antônio, Sé de Lisboa, Freguesia de Santa Maria Maior, Lisboa © Google Earth Pro
The Largo de Santo Antônio, Lisbon Cathedral, Parish of Santa Maria Maior, Lisbon © Google Earth Pro



What to do in Santa Maria Maior

As a historic, traditional neighborhood, it concentrates the main options for cultural activities, walks in the squares, shop and discover the Lisbon Historic Center.


Important urban roads (Streets)

In addition to important metro stations (Rossio), large avenues and streets pass through Santa Maria Maior, such as Avenida da Liberdade, Avenida Almirante Reis, Avenida da Ribeira das Naus, Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, the Calçada da Mouraria, Rua do Carmo, Praça dos Restauradores, Praça do Comércio, Dom Pedro IV (Rossio), Luís de Camões, and many alleys among other urban roads.


O Largo de Santo Antônio, Sé de Lisboa, Freguesia de Santa Maria Maior, Lisboa © Google Earth Pro
The Largo de Santo Antônio, Lisbon Cathedral, Parish of Santa Maria Maior, Lisbon © Google Earth Pro



+ Information

• Telephone: 21 041 6300
• Official Link: JF (Parish of) Santa Maria Maior



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