Condeixa-a-Nova Municipality

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Template: Infobox city in Portugal / maintenance / management location is empty Template: Infobox city in Portugal / Maintenance / Web page is blank Condeixa -a-Nova is a circle and Vila ( town ) in Portugal with 5160 inhabitants (as at 30 June 2011).


At the time of the Roman occupation Conimbriga was a major city of the province of Lusitania, but not of particular national importance. After the 5th century Suevi invaded here in the 8th century, the Arabs conquered the area. During the 7./8.Jahrhunderts the inhabitants of Conimbriga left their city and founded Condeixa, today Condeixa -a- Velha (English about: Old Condeixa ). During the Reconquista D.Afonso Henriques conquered the territory and gave it to the monastery of Santa Cruz in Coimbra. The monks then founded Condeixa -a-Nova (English about: New Condeixa ). The first official mention of Condeixa -a-Nova is from the year 1219.

King Manuel I granted the town city rights in 1514 for the first time ( Foral ), and elevated him to Vila ( town ). In 1541 he was a separate municipality. In the course of the Napoleonic wars in the Iberian Peninsula the place suffered heavy destruction in 1811 by French troops and fell into disrepair. With the victory of the Liberal revolution in Portugal in 1822 the town began to grow again. In 1838 Condeixa -a-Nova was an independent county, thanks to the efforts of Mary II of England, and in 1845 it was again raised to the Vila.


The circle Condeixa -a-Nova

Condeixa -a-Nova is the seat of the homonymous district. The neighboring districts are (clockwise starting from the north ): Coimbra, Miranda do Corvo, Penela, Soure and Montemor -o -Velho.

The following municipalities ( Freguesias ) are in Condeixa -a-Nova Circle:

  • Anobra
  • Belide
  • Bem da Fé
  • Condeixa -a-Nova
  • Condeixa -a- Velha
  • Ega
  • Furadouro
  • Sebal
  • Vila Seca
  • Zambujal




Condeixa -a-Nova is situated on the A1 motorway (with its own exit ) and the IC2 and IC3 thoroughfares. The nearest train stops are within 11 km away Taveiro and 13 km from the Soure.

Culture and sights

With Conimbriga is the most important Portuguese archaeological site of the Roman occupation in Condeixa -a-Nova circle.

In the birthplace of Fernando Namoras was opened in 1990 with the Casa- Museu Fernando Namora a museum dedicated to the life and work of the writer.

In wetland Paul de Arzila, equipped with a visitor center, nature trails and guided hikes nature reserve, a number of plants and animals can be observed, including otters, migratory birds and herons.

Among the almost 97 registered monuments of the community, there are mansions, fountains, historic public and private buildings, and various religious buildings, such as the nave and provided with two side chapels, elements of Manueline, Renaissance and Classicism displayed main church of the village, which was built around 1517 Igreja Paroquial de Condeixa -a-Nova (also Igreja de Santa Cristina ).

Sons and daughters

  • João Franco de Oliveira (1642-1715), Archbishop of the diocese of Bahia
  • Antão de Almada (1718-1797), colonial administrator
  • Joaquim dos Santos e Silva (1842-1906), pharmacist and chemist
  • Fernando Namora (1919-1989), writer