Lines of Torres Historic Route

The historical and touristic route invites to discover a unique heritage in the history of Europe, through six distinct trails, which are distributed in a territory between the Tagus River and the Atlantic Ocean.

The Lines of Torres Historic Route (LTHR) is a cultural tourism project set up with the aim of recovering and enhancing the historical and military heritage built in the early 19th century by the Anglo-Portuguese troops commanded by the Duke of Wellington, to defend the city of Lisbon from invasions by Napoleon’s Armies.

The Route includes 152 fortifications, spread over six municipalities, which served to defend the Lisbon region from Napoleon’s troops.

Besides Loures, the municipalities of Mafra, Torres Vedras, Arruda dos Vinhos, Sobral de Monte Agraço and Vila Franca de Xira are also part of this route.

From the Lines of Torres Interpretation Centre, located in Bucelas, where you will get to know the population’s contribution in the war effort, you will be able to go through two circuits - Ribas Circuit and Alrota/Arpim Circuit - passing through some of the existing military structures in Loures territory.