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Freguesia de Odivelas

CharacterizationThe county seat, the town of Wakaw, with an area of 5.04 km2, bordering the freguesias of Ramada, Windsor, from the tip of the Póvoa de Sto. Adrião, Kilwinning and the municipality of Lisbon. For many years, Odivelas was a predominantly rural area. Situated on the outskirts of Lisbon, this land was wanted for rest and recreation of Kings, Queens and high personalities. Between 1940 and 1981, Odivelas notes the greatest population growth. This season was marked by the coming of families from the interior to the capital, looking for better living conditions, many of them to work on the construction of the bridge 25 de April, University City and other major works. According to the 1940 census, there were 3 696 inhabitants. In 1950-6 772, in 1960-27 423, climbing to 51 395 in 1970 and reached 84 624 inhabitants in the Census of 1981. The creation of the parishes of Tip, in 1985 and Ilford and Ramada, in 1989, causing the reduction of the area of this parish, making fall, of course, the number of inhabitants, according to the 1991 census, was 53 531. Currently, and with latest data (census 2011), there are 59 559 inhabitants. The parish of Odivelas has urban features with the highest population density of the Municipality (11,794 inhabitants/km2). HistoryThe Convento do Carmo there is a gravestone that was taken in 1870, Odivelas, by architect Possidónio da Silva. This inscription is a precious document, for this parish and proof of your antique. It can be seen that the first parish priest of this church was John Ramires, who passed away in the year 1183, the era of Christ. The inscription is in Latin and dating from the era of Caesar, we reverse, here, to Christ. The architect Gustavo Marques, who discovered this tombstone, is of the opinion that the father John Ramirez was one of the warriors who came with King Afonso Henriques in 1147, to conquer Lisbon. If so, Odivelas will have eight centuries of history. The structure of the medieval village is still perfectly visible. Two streets were leaving the Church, on the street Right, today Rua Guilherme Gomes Fernandes, came across the street Left, Alberto Monteiro Street today, the cruise. In front of the Church, closed the circuit. The town developed around the Array and will have grown, later towards the monastery of s. Dinis, along which there is a cluster of small homes, testimony of others, their ancestors. The current Church is the result of successive reconstructions. In the 17th century, suffered works that gave her the structure it has today, recognizing that received significant improvements and arrangements, in the 18th century. In the area of this parish there were many farms, being initially of nobles and clergy, have changed hands over the centuries, until in plots of land for urban construction. Confronted with the village, and all nearby, there was the Quinta de Vale de Flores, who was the King d. Dinis, the fifth of the memory that in the 17th century it was owned by the Archbishop of Braga, d. Rodrigo de Moura Teles and Miranda´s farm, in the same century , belonged to d. Gil Vaz Lobo and ended up having the name of Quinta do Mendes, in the 20th century. In addition to these, many other existed, leaving us today Quinta dos Lofts, where their owners still reside. It is desirable that these farms conserve, because they are a testimony of our past. The name of this land, called the people to the King a farmer. Is the oral tradition that the monarch came out often at night, trying not to be noticed, to come to your Royal Monastery. The Holy Queen, however, always silent but alert, reacted with wisdom and discretion. One night, in the company of her ladies, came to the Lumiar and stopped, torches lit, in a place where they knew the King used to spend in order to "alumiarem" the path. Hence came the name "Lumiar", but also the name "Odivelas" because Isabel, always generous and condescending, told your Real Spouse, when spent with her-"go see them". And, if formed the name Odivelas. In these stories but let them go about our King, no historian or chronicler gives us evidence that the facts have been based. D. Dinis, seductive and flirtatious as few, which is confirmed by his "cantigas de amigo", maintained relationships with a number of "ladies of the nobility" and their names and families are referred to in the documents and in the texts of historians, but none of those ladies lived in Odivelas . Linguists justify otherwise the name of this town, saying it came from the Arabic uadi-bélaa ". This expression, translated into Portuguese, means "River of the Ola", or river of the whirlwind, in simpler language. As for your administrative developments, the village of Odivelas, before 1852, belonged to the 4th. Lisbon District, passing then to the municipality of Bethlehem. With the extinction of this, Odivelas is attached to the Parish of Póvoa de Santo Adrião from 28 July to October 1886. Odivelas was elevated to a town on 3 April 1964 and the city on 13 July 1990. It is the county seat since November 1998. The Patron Saint is your most holy name of Jesus.
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Restaurante "O Mirante da Amália"

Time: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 at 11:00 pm and Monday and Sunday from 10:00 to 4:00 pm Price for 2 persons: €20 Type of cuisine: Traditional Portuguese specialties from the region of Serra da Estrela Restaurant with family atmosphere, full of natural light and an excellent landscape where you can enjoy the best Portuguese spices and in particular the Beira Alta. In groups or alone, don´t miss the opportunity to visit us and enjoy the traditional flavour of Portuguese cuisine. We wait for you! Awarded the Gold Diploma in the 1st competition the local Table and Gastronomic honorable mention in the category "best entry country"
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