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Posted OnApril 19, 2018 0


Press Kit



Barreiro - Lisbon (Terreiro do Paço) Ferry

Schedule available HERE.


General: outfest@outra.pt

Board: Rui Pedro Dâmaso | rui@outra.pt

Media: André Ferreira | andre@filhounico.com

Press: Diogo Carneiro | diogo@outra.pt ou press@outra.pt

Volunteers: Igor de Brito | igor@outra.pt

The City

Barreiro is a medium-sized city, nationally, on the South Bank of the River Tagus (20min from Lisbon by car or ferry), on the northern border of the District of Setúbal. Having been throughout the XX century, one of the main industrial cities of the country, Barreiro has been slowly seeking to redefine its identity, without losing some of the main features inherited from its history: cooperation, creativity, resilience and hospitality, allied to a strong sense of identity and intimate connection with the Tagus, always present.


In Lisbon

Lisbon Lounge Hostel / Living Lounge Hostel

Living Loungee-mail / website (orange logo)
Lisbon Loungee-mail / website (blue logo)

In Barreiro

Pensão Residencial Príncipe

e-mail / website

What to visit

Alburrica Beach / Windmills / Barreiro Surf School

Dating back to 1852, the three Alburrica Windmills, built according to the famous windmills model, functioned for almost a hundred years. Being deactivated in 1950, the largest of the three housed fishermen and their families for another fifty years, when, in 1998, the Municipality took hold of them as official public landmarks. One of the windmills bears a traditional Portuguese tile panel, evoking Nossa Senhora do Rosário, the city’s patron saint. In the same place we can find the Alburrica beach, which, having always been used by the locals, has seen, in the past few years, and due to a planned intervention and the gradual growth in cleanliness of the Tagus’ waters, a surge that is firmly placing it as one of the best urban beaches in the Lisbon area. The new Barreiro Surf School has also opened recently in one of the windmills, setting a new standard for exploring the surf potential of the waves generated by the Barreiro-Lisbon ferries.

GPS: 38.656862,-9.087229
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Avenida da Praia

Literally meaning “Beach Avenue”, the Avenida Bento Gonçalves (its official name) is one of Barreiro’s most cherished secrets, due to its inspiring beauty and light. It’s a true balcony leaning over the Tagus River, with one of the most beautiful views of Lisbon and a place for joggers, fishermen, romantic couples and the occasional dog-sitters.

GPS: 38.663259,-9.082674
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Industrial City

Throughout most of the 20th century the city and its vast industrial complex were almost inseparable, almost a synonym. Nowadays, the area still holds the key to Barreiro’s past, present and future identity. The territory has been undergoing, for the past decade or so, a slow requalification and revitalization – heavy industry is now almost non-existent, with the 3rd sector more and more present, and its borders are slowly opening up to the city itself. Worthwhile visits include the Workers District, the Industrial Museum, Alfredo da Silva’s (the legendary industrialist) fantastic Mausoleum and the City’s Archaeological Preserves.

GPS: 38.665491,-9.073784
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Old Railway Station

Designed by Miguel Pais, renowned engineer whose name came to be immortalized in one of the city’s main streets, the old railway and ferry station is still today one of Barreiro’s most beautiful monuments, with its conjugation of romantic, industrial and neo-Manueline traces. Up until the end of the millennium it was the starting and finishing point for the Alentejo and Algarve lines, seeing hundreds of passing-by tourists en route to Portugal’s southernmost region while, at the same time, being used by Barreiro-Lisbon commuters. Placed at the exact junction between the Tagus and Coina rivers, the station still bears an aura in face of which it’s hard to remain unmoved.

GPS: 38.653272,-9.08048
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Madre de Deus da Verderena Convent

Built in 1609, in accordance with the Franciscan Monks’ typical austere architecture, the Verderena Convent was acquired by the Municipality in 1969, but it was only from 1995 onwards that an effective rehabilitation went underway, dedicating the building to several cultural uses. The old chapel and cloisters have staged unforgettable OUT.FEST concerts in the past, and there’s a rumor, albeit never confirmed, of the existence of a secret tunnel leading directly to the beautiful Arrábida Mountain, in Setúbal.

GPS: 38.654064,-9.062757
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Mata da Machada Nature Preserve

The Machada woods are one of the most important green areas south of the Tagus – a vast terrain where the word biodiversity makes evermore sense. Over there we can find the Municipality’s Environmental Education Centre, which hosts a vast programme of environmentally responsible activities throughout the year, as well as a large archaeological field which attests to the area’s importance in Portuguese history: signs of a pre-industrial role in the 15th century have emerged, with a huge ceramic oven used for the manufacturing of industrial and daily utensils still visible, and of course, there’s also the fact that a huge part of the wood used for the ‘Caravelas’ and ‘Naus’ of the big 15th century adventures, known as the Discoveries, which took Portuguese sailors all over the world, was taken from here. Apart from all its historical and environmental relevance, the Machada Woods are, nowadays, a perfect spot for some of the simple pleasures of life, be it a reinvigorating walk, a picnic, jogging or a casual bike-ride.

GPS: 38.617155,-9.04733
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Palhais Church

Due, in particular, to its Manueline portal, the Palhais Church is classified as National Heritage. It signals an era (the 15th century) when the present Palhais parish was the most populated area in the whole Barreiro Municipality. Its construction had direct ties to the Ordem de Santiago, under direct scrutiny from Vasco da Gama’s brother Paulo da Gama.

GPS: 38.626267,-9.049291
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City Park

Anyone who grew up in the 80’s, in Barreiro, will remember the abandoned warehouses of the former Granadeiro cork factory, where a seemingly unending stock of classical music vynil records was up for the take. In 2000, and on these same mythical grounds, the City Park was inaugurated, as a place of excellence for sports, leisure, or general dolce-far-niente. It is also the location for the Augusto Cabrita Municipal Auditorium, the city’s noblest concert room and one of OUT.FEST’s venues.

GPS: 38.64907,-9.062102
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1º Maio Market Square / Catarina Eufémia Park

One of the main highlights of the city center’s 2010 requalification, envisioned by catalonian architect Joan Busquets, this square, where the Catarina Eufémia Park meets the 1º Maio Municipal Market, features cafes and restaurants that spread outdoors, in typical Portuguese fashion. This is also the place to find the city’s tourism office.

GPS: 38.661374,-9.07842
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Recommended Restaurants

Marcos - Prazer à Mesa
Address: Mercado 1º de Maio
A Foca
Address: Avenida Alfredo da Silva, nº 114
Casa Velha
Address: Rua Marquês de Pombal, nº 116
Ti Maria
Address: Avenida Alfredo da Silva, nº 78 C
Monte Belo
Address: Avenida da República, nº 58
Address: Rua Camilo Castelo Branco, nº 18
Mário 100 Espinhas
Address: Rua Marquês de Pombal, nº 116
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