Algés is a coastal parish in Lisbon, located on the southwest coast of the city, in front of the Tagus River.

Algés is a coastal parish in Lisbon, located on the southwest coast of the city, in front of the Tagus River.

Algés

Algés is a Portuguese village in the municipality of Oeiras. It was known during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s as a beach frequented by Lisboners, with an extensive beach that went from Algés to Cruz Quebrada. Nowadays it is a dormitory neighborhood in Lisbon but with a life of its own, with a wide variety of local shops, from restaurants, shops, tourist attractions, monuments. Opposite Algés, along the river there is a pedestrian avenue with several gardens. It is worth mentioning Avenida dos Combatentes, an avenue with a lot of life due to commerce, with many small shops, restaurants, hairdressers, kiosks, banks, sports institutions, apartment buildings, the Mercado de Algés, a very old market that was revitalized and is currently the commercial, cultural and gastronomic center of the parish of Algés.

Algés is a village known for the Passeio Marítimo de Algés, where several events take place, namely “NOS Alive” and “Queima das Fitas”. Algés is also known for the Clube Sport Algés and Dafundo, a national reference in swimming and water polo, and for the Clube Náutico de Algés, with competition sailing club and a capacity for 300 boats. Algés is a riverside area suitable for living, walking, resting and doing business in safety and tranquility.

Algés beach, located at the mouth of the Tagus river, overlooking the south bank

Algés beach, located at the mouth of the Tagus river, overlooking the south bank

Administrative Organization

Algés is administered by the Union of Parishes of Algés, Linda-a-Velha and Cruz Quebrada-Dafundo.

Locais a Visitar em Algés

  • Algés Market (Mercado de Algés)
  • Centro Comercial Dolce Vita Miraflores (Centro Comercial Dolce Vita Miraflores)
  • National Stadium of Jamor (Estádio Nacional do Jamor)
  • Algés Municipal Library (Biblioteca Municipal de Algés)
  • Garden of the Palace Anjos (Jardim do Palácio Anjos)
  • Palace Anjos (Palácio Anjos)
  • Vasco da Gama Aquarium (Aquário Vasco da Gama)
  • Chapel of Our Lady of Boa Viagem (Capela de Nossa Senhora da Boa Viagem)
  • Chapel of Nossa Senhora do Cabo in Algés (Capela de Nossa Senhora do Cabo em Algés)
  • Chapel of Nossa Senhora do Cabo in Linda-a-Velha (Capela de Nossa Senhora do Cabo em Linda-a-Velha)
  • Manuel de Brito Art Center (Centro de Arte Manuel de Brito)
  • Jamor National Sports Center (Centro Desportivo Nacional do Jamor)
  • Sports Teachers Golf Club (Clube de Golfe dos Professores de Educação Física)
  • Chapel and ruins of the Convent of Santa Catarina do Ribamar (Ermida e ruínas do Convento de Santa Catarina do Ribamar)
  • Portuguese Tennis Federation (Federação Portuguesa de Ténis)
  • Algés Garden (Jardim de Algés)
  • Garden of the Palace of the Acipestres (Jardim do Palácio dos Acipestres)
  • Garden of Incense (Jardim dos Incensos)
  • Garden of Plantains (Jardim dos Plátanos)
  • Garden of Tílias (Jardim das Tílias)
  • Dom Pedro V Garden (Jardim Dom Pedro V)
  • Alto do Santa Catarina Garden (Jardim do Alto de Santa Catarina)
  • São Mateus Garden (Jardim de São Mateus)
  • Mini Club of Portugal (Minigolfe Club de Portugal)
  • Palace of Santa Sofia (Palacete de Santa Sofia)
  • Cruz Quebrada Palace (Palácio da Cruz Quebrada)
  • Palace of Aciprestes (Palácio dos Aciprestes)
  • Foz Palace (Palácio Foz)
  • Ribamar Palace (Palácio Ribamar)
  • Professor Francisco Caldeira Cabral Urban Park (Parque Urbano Professor Francisco Caldeira Cabral)
  • Urban Park of Quinta de Santo António (Parque Urbano da Quinta de Santo António)
  • Miraflores Urban Park (Parque Urbano de Miraflores)
  • Jamor Urban Park (Parque Urbano do Jamor)
  • Quinta de São Mateus (Quinta de São Mateus)
  • Quinta de São João do Rio (Quinta de São João do Rio)
  • Quinta do Cedro (Quinta do Cedro)

Transport in Algés

  • Trains:
    • Algés Train Station
  • Buses:
    • Algés Bus Terminal
  • Tram:
    • Number 15

Educational Institutions in Algés

  • Coral Association of Linda-a-Velha
  • Nossa Senhora do Cabo Music School
  • Externato Santa Catarina
  • University of Human Motricity
  • INA: General Institute for the Qualification of Workers in Public Functions

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