Arroios is an old agricultural area in Lisbon with the characteristic of the buildings that were built in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Arroios is an old agricultural area in Lisbon with the characteristic of the buildings that were built in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Arroios

Arroios has as main characteristic the buildings that were built in the 19th and 20th centuries. It is an old agricultural area of ​​Lisbon, one of the most recent districts of the Portuguese capital. Rua de Arroios, Rua dos Anjos and Avenida Almirante Reis are the result of the mixture of architectural styles from the 19th and 20th centuries. They are residential areas and small shops, busy with many people passing by. Here, several Lisbon tram lines (Trams) cross, making it possible to hear the typical silvares of this ancient means of transport much appreciated and used by Lisbonians and visitors. Arroios is multicultural, originating the street with the most nationalities in the country: the Rua Morais Soares with approximately 70 cultures and nationalities from all over the world. Despite this mix of cultures, all people live in peace and harmony. The parish of Arroios is defined by the various squares, gardens and avenues. A unique place in the city that is being sought by new generations to live.

Arroios is administered by the Arroios Parish Council.

Places to visit in Arroios

  • Viúva Lamego Factory
Building classified as a property of public interest, it is currently the store of the Viúva Lamego Ceramics Factory. The Viúva Lamego Ceramics Factory has been creating unique tiles since 1849 using handmade methods

Building classified as a property of public interest, it is currently the store of the Viúva Lamego Ceramics Factory. The Viúva Lamego Ceramics Factory has been creating unique tiles since 1849 using handmade methods

  • Largo do Intendente Pina Manique (Largo do Intendente Pina Manique)
  • Brewery Portugália (Cervejaria Portugália)
  • Avenue Almirante Reis (Avenida Almirante Reis)
  • Calçada de Santana (Calçada de Santana)
  • garden Braamcamp Freire (Jardim Braamcamp Freire)
  • Church of Nossa Senhora dos Anjos (Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Anjos)
  • Street of Benformoso (Rua do Benformoso)
  • Convent of Nossa Senhora do Desterro (Convento de Nossa Senhora do Desterro)
  • Old Bullring of the Campo de Santana (Antiga Praça de Touros do Campo de Santana)
  • Old Church of Anjos (Antiga Igreja dos Anjos)
  • Neighborhood of Colónias (Bairro das Colónias)
  • Library of São Lázaro (Biblioteca de São Lázaro)
  • Campo Mártires da Pátria (Campo de Santana) (Campo Mártires da Pátria (Campo de Santana))
  • Chapel of Santo António (Capela de Santo António)
  • Chapel of Paço da BemPosta (Capela do Paço da BemPosta)
  • Brewery Ramiro (Cervejaria Ramiro)
  • Fountain of the Desterro (Chafariz do Desterro)
  • Cinema Império (Cinema Império)
  • Club Estefânia (Clube Estefânia)
  • Convent of Arroios (Convento de Arroios)
  • Convent of Nossa Senhora do Desterro (Convento de Nossa Senhora do Desterro)
  • Elevator Lavra (Elevador do Lavra)
  • Hermitage of Nossa Senhora do Resgate das Almas e Senhor Jesus dos Perdidos (Ermida de Nossa Senhora do Resgate das Almas e Senhor Jesus dos Perdidos)
  • Hermitage of Senhor Jesus da Boa Morte (Ermida do Senhor Jesus da Boa Morte)
  • Stairs of the Monte (Escadinhas do Monte)
Escadinhas do Monte are a staircase that runs through the neighborhood of Arroios to the neighborhood of Anjos. At the top of Escadinhas do Monte we access the viewpoint of Nossa Senhora do Monte

Escadinhas do Monte are a staircase that runs through the neighborhood of Arroios to the neighborhood of Anjos. At the top of Escadinhas do Monte we access the viewpoint of Nossa Senhora do Monte

Miradouro da Senhora do Monte is located on the eastern top of the city of Lisbon, north of the castle of São Jorge. From here we can see the south of Lisbon, the Tagus River, to the west, Bairro Alto, Monsanto, and to the north, the residential city of Lisbon

Miradouro da Senhora do Monte is located on the eastern top of the city of Lisbon, north of the castle of São Jorge. From here we can see the south of Lisbon, the Tagus River, to the west, Bairro Alto, Monsanto, and to the north, the residential city of Lisbon

  • Camões Secondary School (Escola Secundária de Camões)
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
  • Parish Church of São Jorge de Arroios (Igreja Paroquial de São Jorge de Arroios)
  • Church Coração de Maria (Igreja Coração de Maria)
  • garden António Feijó (Jardim António Feijó)
  • garden Cesário Verde (Jardim Cesário Verde)
  • garden Constantino (Jardim Constantino)
  • garden Henrique Lopes Mendonça (Jardim Henrique Lopes Mendonça)
  • Garden of the Largo de Arroios (Jardim do Largo de Arroios)
  • garden Maria de Lurdes Pintasilgo (Jardim Maria de Lurdes Pintasilgo)
  • Garden of the Torel (Jardim do Torel)
  • Largo das Olarias (Largo das Olarias)
  • Largo do Mastro (Largo do Mastro)
  • Largo de Santa Bárbara (Largo de Santa Bárbara)
  • Market of Anjos (Mercado dos Anjos)
  • Market of Arroios (Mercado de Arroios)
  • Market Forno do Tijolo (atual Mercado de Culturas) (Mercado do Forno do Tijolo (atual Mercado de Culturas))
Forno do Tijolo Market is the Arroios market with a multipurpose space dedicated to cultural events. The access staircase is decorated with tiles of typical figures of 19th century Lisbon vendors

Forno do Tijolo Market is the Arroios market with a multipurpose space dedicated to cultural events. The access staircase is decorated with tiles of typical figures of 19th century Lisbon vendors

  • Market 31 de Janeiro (Mercado 31 de Janeiro)
  • Viewpoint of Monte Agudo (Miradouro do Monte Agudo)
  • Viewpoint of Torel (Miradouro do Torel)
  • Palace Sotto Mayor (Palácio Sotto Mayor)
  • Palace of Intendente Pina Manique (Palácio do Intendente Pina Manique)
  • Palace of Visconde da Graça (Palácio do Visconde da Graça)
  • Palace of Távoras (Palácio dos Távoras)
  • Palace Lafões (Palacete Lafões)
  • Palace of Estefânia (Palacete da Estefânia)
  • Security Pavilion at Miguel Bombarda Hospital (Pavilhão de Segurança do Hospital Miguel Bombarda)
  • Regueirão dos Anjos (Ribeira de Arroios) (Regueirão dos Anjos (Ribeira de Arroios))
  • Street Palma (Rua da Palma)
  • Street Anjos (Rua dos Anjos)
  • Street Morais Soares (Rua Morais Soares)
  • Travessa da Cruz dos Anjos (Travessa da Cruz dos Anjos)
  • Travessa do Maldonado (Travessa do Maldonado)

Educational establishments in Arroios

  • Santo António de Lisboa Pro-Childhood Association (APISAL) (Associação Pró-Infância Santo António de Lisboa (APISAL))
  • College of Sagrado Coração de Maria (Colégio do Sagrado Coração de Maria)
  • school Sá de Miranda (Colégio Sá de Miranda)
  • Lisbon Chinese School (Escola Chinesa de Lisboa)
  • Camões High School (Escola Secundária Camões)
  • António Arroio Artistic Secondary School (Escola Secundária Artística António Arroio)
  • São Francisco das Misericórdias School of Nursing (Escola Superior de Enfermagem São Francisco das Misericórdias)
  • Externato Portugália (Externato Portugália)
  • University of Medical Sciences, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
  • Goethe-Institut Portugal (Goethe-Institut Portugal)
  • Portuguese Photography Institute (Instituto Português de Fotografia)
  • Professional Institute of Aesthetics and Massage (Instituto Profissional de Estética e Massagem)

Health Institutions in Arroios

  • Hospital Santa Marta
  • Hospital Santo António dos Capuchos
  • Hospital de São José
  • Hospital Dona Estefânia
  • Hospital Santa Marta
  • Portuguese Institute of Plastic Surgery
  • Legismente: Psychology and Forensic Psychology
  • Pedro Xoi

Tourist developments in Arroios

  • Hotel 1908
Hotel 1908 located in Largo do Intendente in Lisbon is housed in a historic building awarded the Valmor prize

Hotel 1908 located in Largo do Intendente in Lisbon is housed in a historic building awarded the Valmor prize

  • Czar Lisbon Hotel
  • Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Lisbon: Fontana Park
  • Hotel 3K Madrid
  • Neya Lisboa Hotel
  • Torel Palace Hotel

Places to shop in Arroios

  • A Vida Portuguesa
  • Kit Graden
  • Hospital do Desterro
  • SOU – Movimento e Arte

Transport and Access in Arroios

Arroios has the following transports available:

  • Metropolitan of Lisbon:
    • Arroios Station (Green Line)
    • Intendente Station (Blue Line)
  • Trains :
    • Santa Apolonia Station
    • Arroios Station
    • Anjos Station

Fairs, Parties and Pilgrimages in Arroios

  • Arroios Film Festival: held annually in July
  • Around the World in Arroios: held annually in July

History in Arroios

Arroios was founded in the 16th century. The first constructions made in this place were the Igreja dos Santos Anjos in 1551 and the Convento de Santana in 1562. The name Arroios comes from the fact that there are many water paths and fountains where the population was supplied in this area of ​​Lisbon. Arroios had one of the most fertile lands for agriculture in the city of Lisbon. Arroios has always been a rural area of ​​Lisbon, until the construction of the current Avenida Almirante Reis, former Avenida Dona Amélia and the creation of the Colonies, Andrades of England and Azores. The inhabitants belonged to the bourgeoisie. Arroios saw cultural diversity increase from the last third of the 20th century, due to the immigration of people from the most varied regions of the world, namely from Brazil, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Israel, Japan, China, England, among many others. Arroios started to include the parishes of Anjos, Pena and São Jorge de Arroios after the administrative reform of the parishes in 2012.

Location of the Parish of Arroios on the map of Lisbon

Arroios parish location on the map of Lisbon

Arroios parish location on the map of Lisbon

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