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

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

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

Arroios is administered by the Arroios Parish Council.

Places to visit in Arroios

  • Lamego Widow Factory
Building classified as a property of public interest, it is currently the store of the Viúva Lamego Ceramics Factory. Since 1849, the Viúva Lamego Ceramics Factory has created unique tile pieces through handcrafted methods

Building classified as a building of public interest, it is currently the store of the Widow Lamego Ceramic Factory . Since 1849, the Viúva Lamego Ceramics Factory has been creating unique tile pieces through artisanal methods

  • Pina Manique Intendant Square
  • Cervejaria Portugália
  • Avenida Almirante Reis
  • Calçada de Santana
  • Braamcamp Freire Garden
  • Church of Our Lady of the Angels
  • Rua do Benformoso
  • Our Lady of Desterro Convent
  • Former bullring of Campo de Santana
  • Ancient Church of the Angels
  • Neighborhood of the Colonies
  • Library of Saint Lazarus
  • Mártires da Pátria Field (Campo de Santana)
  • Chapel of St. Anthony
  • Chapel of Paço da BemPosta
  • Ramiro Brewery
  • Fountain of Exile
  • Cinema Empire
  • Clube Estefânia
  • Arroios Convent
  • Our Lady of Desterro Convent
  • Lavra Elevator
  • Hermitage of Our Lady of the Rescue of Souls and Lord Jesus of the Lost
  • Hermitage of the Lord Jesus of the Good Death
  • Stairways of the Hill
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
  • University Ciências Médicas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  • Church Paroquial de São Jorge de Arroios
  • Church Coração de Maria
  • Garden António Feijó
  • Garden Cesário Verde
  • Garden Constantino
  • Garden Henrique Lopes Mendonça
  • Garden do Largo de Arroios
  • Garden Maria de Lurdes Pintasilgo
  • Garden do Torel
  • Largo das Olarias
  • Largo do Mastro
  • Largo de Santa Bárbara
  • Mercado dos Anjos
  • Mercado de Arroios
  • Mercado do Forno do Tijolo (current Culture Market)
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

  • January 31st Market
  • Monte Agudo Viewpoint
  • Torel Viewpoint
  • Sotto Mayor Palace
  • Palace of Intendant Pina Manique
  • Visconde da Graça Palace
  • Palace of the Távoras
  • Lafões Palace
  • Palacete da Estefânia
  • Hospital Miguel Bombarda Security Pavilion
  • Regueirão dos Anjos (Ribeira de Arroios)
  • Rua da Palma
  • Rua dos Anjos
  • Rua Morais Soares
  • Cross Cross of the Angels
  • Travessa do Maldonado

Teaching Establishments in Arroios

  • Santo António de Lisboa Pro-Infancy Association (APISAL)
  • College of the Sacred Heart of Mary
  • Colégio Sá de Miranda
  • Chinese School of Lisbon
  • Camões Secondary School
  • Artistic Secondary School António Arroio
  • São Francisco das Misericórdias College of Nursing
  • Externato Portugália
  • Faculty of Medical Sciences, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  • Goethe-Institut Portugal
  • Portuguese Institute of Photography
  • Professional Institute of Aesthetics and Massage

Health Institutions in Arroios

  • Santa Marta Hospital
  • Santo António dos Capuchos Hospital
  • St. Joseph Hospital
  • Hospital Dona Estefânia
  • Santa Marta Hospital
  • Portuguese Institute of Plastic Surgery
  • Legistically: Psychiatry and Forensic Psychology
  • Pedro Xoi

Tourist Resorts in Arroios

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

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

  • 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

  • The Portuguese Life
  • Kit Graden
  • Exile Hospital
  • I AM – Movement and Art

Transport and Access in Arroios

Arroios has the following transports available:

  • Lisbon Metropolitan:
    • Arroios Station (Green Line)
    • Intendant Station (Blue Line)
  • Trains:
    • Santa Apolónia Station
    • Arroios Station
    • Station of the Angels

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 waterways and fountains where the population used to get supplies in this area of ​​Lisbon. Arroios had the most fertile land 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, formerly Avenida Dona Amélia and the creation of Bairro das Colónias, Andrades de Inglaterra and Azores. The inhabitants belonged to the bourgeoisie. Arroios saw an increase in cultural diversity 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 now includes 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

Location of the parish of Arroios on the map of Lisbon

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