Fábrica da Pólvora (Armaments Factory)

A cultural centre and a place where Portugal’s recent history has been forged, the Fábrica da Pólvora is an essential visit on the outskirts of Lisbon.

Discover one of the main cultural centres on the outskirts of Lisbon. The Fábrica da Pólvora de Barcarena, one of the main armaments factories in Lisbon, is split into two areas separated by a stream. The water, essential to the process of making munitions, is also the perfect backdrop for the many activities and exhibitions you can visit here. See the gardens, old workshops, warehouses and arsenals, as well as the Museu da Pólvora Negra (Black Gunpowder Museum) and the Casas do Salitre (Saltpetre Houses). Try the restaurant and café-concert to savour your visit even more. And discover, very near Oeiras, a different side to the history of Portugal and today’s most vibrant cultural scene.

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