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Until 1879, the residential district of Campo de Ourique was mainly farmland, surrounding large farms, or quintas, which stood here. It is currently one of the most expensive neighbourhoods in Lisbon to buy or rent a house.
Campo de Ourique is a mix of late 19th century buildings mixed with Art Nouveau and small details of 20th century architecture.
The neighbourhood is very popular because there are many traditional shops, restaurants and markets. The big advantage is that this area is not yet discovered by mass tourism, you can still walk reasonably peaceful through this district.
This neighbourhood has relatively few tourist attractions, but whoever stays till the end of the tram 28 line (Campo de Ourique), will get off in the middle of the suburb. You are within a few minutes for a number of very interesting and important landmarks.
The Portuguese writer Pessoa spent the last fifteen years of his life in Campo de Ourique. His house on Rua Coelho da Rocha can be visited. You can, for example, view Pessoa’s typewriter, his glasses and his notebooks. Cultural events are organized here throughout the year.
On the outskirts of Lisbon on the west side of the city is one of the city’s two larger cemeteries, Cemitério dos Prazeres.
Near the end stop (Prazeres) of elétrico 28 you pass a huge church, built in neo-Gothic style. Every time I’m surprised that this imposing church, Igreja do Santo Condestável, stands in the middle of a residential area.
If you’re in the area, be sure to visit Mercado de Campo de Ourique – a local market with delicious fresh produce and many eateries. This market and food hall is much less popular with tourists than the Mercado Ribeira Time-Out, you’ll find locals and school youth.
In 2009, the first Gelado Artisani store was opened, near Jardim da Estrela. With the opening of the ice cream shop, Gelado Artisani responded to the trend of the time: Homemade ice cream with fresh ingredients.
7 Ourique Hostel: all rooms offer access to a shared bathroom. The hostel has mixed dormitories and private rooms. Two of the private rooms do not have a window. One night costs around 26 GBP.
Charming Apartment Tram 28: There are several apartments that you can rent. An apartment for two people with a living room, bedroom, kitchen costs 105 GBP.
LV Premier C.Ourique: The apartment consists of 1 bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen and 1 bathroom. You can sleep with four people. An overnight stay for 2 persons costs 135 GBP.