Towns and Villages
Its 13th century Charter was confirmed by King Dom Manuel I in the 16th century, a period when Azambuja underwent major expansion. The Igreja Matriz (Parish Church) and the Igreja da Misericórdia (Church of Mercy) date back to this period. Later, in the 18th century, the building began of the Palace of Obras Novas, which was used as an inn and as a station for the steam trains from Lisbon to Constância.
Azambuja is nowadays a rapidly-expanding town, benefiting from an excellent location next to the motorway and the northern railway (which has a modern station here).