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Lisbon Lisbon - Spreading out along the right bank of the Tagus, its downtown, the Baixa, is located in the 18th-century area around Rossio. East of the arcade Praça do Comércio, are the medieval quarters of Alfama and Mouraria, crowned by the magnificent St. George's Castle. To the west lie Bairro Alto and Madragoa, with their typical streets, and on the western extreme is Belém, with its Belém Tower.
Loures - is the county chief-town since July 26, 1886. It borders with Lisbon, Mafra, Sintra, Arruda dos Vinhos and Vila Franca de Xira. Thirty minutes from the capital. Its major attraction is, with no doubt, the Quinta do Conventinho (Little Convent Farm), with the Municipal Museum, its beautiful gardens, and the convent that inspires its name. Only three minutes from the city centre, it is a culture centre, with events for every age set.
Mafra - Palace-Convent built in the 18th century, is the largest Portuguese religious monument. It consists of lavish royal apartments aswell as 330 cells for its monks, a magnificent library (which houses about 36.000 collectors books that include a first edition of Os Lusíadas by the Portuguese poet Luís de Camõe), carillon, basilica and museums.