Quinta das Conchas

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Coordinates: 38°45′54″N 9°09′32″W / 38.765°N 9.159°W / 38.765; -9.159Coordinates: 38°45′54″N 9°09′32″W / 38.765°N 9.159°W / 38.765; -9.159
Country Portugal
Region Lisbon
Subregion Grande Lisboa
Metropolitan area Lisbon
District Lisbon
Municipality Lisbon
  Total 6.57 km2 (2.54 sq mi)
Population (2011)
  Total 45,605
  Density 6,900/km2 (18,000/sq mi)

Lumiar (Portuguese pronunciation: [lumiˈaɾ]) is a freguesia (or civil parish) in the northern area of the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, bordering to the immediate south-west of the airport of Lisbon. Located now within the municipality of Lisbon, it was established in the 13th century. The population in 2011 was 45,605,[1] in an area of 6.57 km².[2] There are 5 major neighbourhoods in Lumiar: Quinta das Conchas, Calçada de Carriche, Alto do Lumiar, Paço do Lumiar and Telheiras (though a small western section of the latter is located within Carnide's parish).

Local landmarks and interesting places include one of the biggest public greenspace/urban parks in the city Quinta das Conchas e dos Lilases, the Paço do Lumiar, the National Costume Museum (Museu do Traje) and the Theater Museum (Museu do Teatro). Several old palaces are also scattered throughout the neighbourhood.


  1. Instituto Nacional de Estatística (INE), Census 2011 results according to the 2013 administrative division of Portugal
  2. Direção-Geral do Território
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