Trip to Odivelas, Portugal


Odivelas is a city in Odivelas Municipality in Lisbon Metropolitan Area, Portugal. The city has a population of 50,846. The municipality is composed of 7 parishes, and is located in the District of Lisbon. The present Mayor is Susana de Fátima Carvalho Amador, elected by the Socialist Party. The most famous monument in Odivelas is the feminine Convent of Saint Denis of Odivelas, founded by King Dinis I around 1295. Many famous religious women lived in the convent, which was frequently visited by Kings and Queens. The Gothic convent was very much damaged in the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake, but the apse has survived, as well as the tomb of King Dinis and his daughter, Princess Maria Afonso. The Convent also has interesting architecture in Manueline and Baroque styles.

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