Salvaterra de Magos

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Salvaterra de Magos
coat of arms map
Coat of arms of Salvaterra de Magos
Salvaterra de Magos (Portugal)
Salvaterra de Magos
Basic data
Region : Alentejo
Sub-region : Lezíria do Tejo
District : Santarém
Concelho : Salvaterra de Magos
Coordinates : 39 ° 1 ′  N , 8 ° 48 ′  W Coordinates: 39 ° 1 ′  N , 8 ° 48 ′  W
Residents: 5455 (as of June 30, 2011)
Surface: 33.36 km² (as of January 1, 2010)
Population density : 164 inhabitants per km²
Postal code : 2120-100
Mayor : Manuel Joaquim Oliveira Faria Bolieiro ( PS )
Address of the municipal administration: Junta de Freguesia de Salvaterra de Magos
Rua Timor Lorosae, nº 2
2120-100 Salvaterra de Magos
Salvaterra de Magos county
flag map
Flag of Salvaterra de Magos Location of the district of Salvaterra de Magos
Residents: 22,159 (as of June 30, 2011)
Surface: 243.94 km² (as of January 1, 2010)
Population density : 91 inhabitants per km²
Number of municipalities : 4th
Administration address: Câmara Municipal de Salvaterra de Magos
Praça da República
2120-072 Salvaterra de Magos
President of the Câmara Municipal: Hélder Manuel Ramalho de Sousa Esménio ( PS )

Salvaterra de Magos is a small town ( vila ) in Portugal . She is known for her traditions in falconry and bullfighting . The iron bridge Ponte Dona Amélia , built by Eiffel in 1903, is its most famous structure.

The Ponte Dona Amélia bridge


Finds show settlement since the Paleolithic , including tools and graves at the archaeological sites of Muge and Granho. From the Middle Stone Age, clam heaps (Port. Concheiros) were found near Ribeira de Muge and in the wetland Paúl de Magos. The later settlers of the Neolithic Age left their mark on the Ribeira do Coelheiro stream and in the Vale dos Lobos valley. From the Roman settlement period u. a. Mosaics, amphorae and a ceramic furnace.

The area of ​​today's district came under the rule of the Moors in the course of the Arab conquest from 711, who ensured some development in the fertile region, especially in agriculture. During the Christian Reconquista , the area was repopulated under King D. Dinis , and Salvaterra de Magos received its first town charter in 1295 . In the Treaty of Salvaterra de Magos, Beatrix, the daughter of the Portuguese King D. Fernando I , was married to the Castilian King Juan I de Castilla . After the death of King Ferdinand in 1383, Portugal threatened to come to Spain by succession. The revolution in Portugal in 1383 , which was decided in particular by the historic battle of Aljubarrota in 1385, brought King D. João I to the throne of the now independent Kingdom of Portugal .

King D. João III. gave Salvaterra de Magos in 1542 to his brother D. Luís, the Duke of Beja, who had a palace built here. The bullfights held here also gained some notoriety. History went down in particular on the bullfight in which the 7th Count of Arcos was killed by the bull, and whereupon the father of the dead man killed the bull. The bullfight has remained very lively in Salvaterra de Magos to this day and has a nationally known home with the bullring built in 1920 .

Salvaterra de Magos around 1900

In Salvaterra de Magos the falconry of the Portuguese kings was in the 17th and 18th centuries , many falconers from Leende , Valkenswaard and Waalre worked there . The list of names can be viewed in the Falconry Museum in Valkenswaard. Under King D. José I , the palace complex underwent some extensions and renovations. So in 1753 the opera house Real Teatro de Salvaterra was built. a. the Italian composer Davide Perez (1711–1778) worked. A number of literary figures stayed in the palace complex between 1763 and 1791. The King Assembly that Cortes , met several times in Salvaterra de Magos, in particular the time of Queen D. Maria I .

In the course of the administrative reforms after the Liberal Revolution in 1822 and the following Miguelistenkrieg in 1837, by Mouzinho da Silveira (1780-1849), the adjacent district of Muge was dissolved and incorporated into the district of Salvaterra de Magos. The communities Marinhais , Glória do Ribatejo and Granho were also created through outsourcing from the municipality of Muge .


The football club Clube Desportivo Salvaterrense , founded in 1925, plays in the lower-class leagues of the district association of Santarém (as of 2013/14). He plays his home games in the 2,000-seat Campo de Jogos de Clube Desportivo Salvaterrense stadium . His futsal department plays in the Complexo Desportivo Municipal sports hall complex in the municipality of Marinhais . A regional futsal tournament was held there for the first time in January 2013.

Among the other sports clubs in the district, the Sport Clube Desportos Glória do Ribatejo in the municipality of Glória do Ribatejo should be mentioned. Founded in 1975, the football club also plays in the leagues of the Santarém district association (as of 2013/14).


The circle

Salvaterra de Magos is the administrative seat of a district of the same name ( concelho ) in the Santarém district . On June 30, 2011 the district had 22,159 inhabitants on an area of ​​243.9 km².

The neighboring areas are (starting clockwise in the north): Almeirim , Coruche , Benavente , Azambuja and Cartaxo .

With the regional reform in September 2013 , several municipalities were merged into new municipalities, so that the number of municipalities decreased from six to four.

The following municipalities ( Freguesias ) are in the Salvaterra de Magos district:

Salvaterra de Magos county
local community Population
Density of
population / km²
Glória do Ribatejo e Granho 4,107 84.65 49 141507
Marin sharks 6.336 37.88 167 141502
Muge 1,270 49.61 26th 141503
Salvaterra de Magos e Foros de Salvaterra 10,446 71.80 145 141508
Salvaterra de Magos county 22,159 243.94 91 1415

As part of the municipal reorganization in Portugal , the municipalities of Salvaterra de Magos and Foros de Salvaterra became the União de Freguesias de Salvaterra de Magos e Foros de Salvaterra , and the municipalities of Glória do Ribatejo and Granho became the União de Freguesias de Glória do on September 29, 2013 Ribatejo e Granho in short .

Population development

Population in the district of Salvaterra de Magos (1801–2011)
1801 1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2004 2011
1875 3436 7047 11,498 16,966 18,962 18,979 20.161 20,908 22,053

Municipal holiday

  • Ascension of Christ

Town twinning


The A13 motorway passes near Salvaterra de Magos, with its own local exit. The national road N118 also connects the place with the 10 km south running motorway A10 , junction Benavente .

Until the end of passenger traffic in 2011, the district was connected to the Linha de Vendas Novas railway line via the Marinhais and Muge stops .

The public transport in the county Salvaterra de Magos is the bus Barraqueiro ensured group.

sons and daughters of the town

Web links

Commons : Salvaterra de Magos  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. - indicator resident population by place of residence and sex; Decennial in the database of the Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. a b Overview of code assignments from Freguesias on
  3. a b - indicator resident population by place of residence and sex; Decennial in the database of the Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  4. , accessed on January 14, 2014
  5. The stadium at , accessed on January 16, 2014
  6. The tournament on the website of the city administration ( memento of the original from January 16, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed January 16, 2014 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  7. ^ Publication of the administrative reorganization in the Diário da República gazette of January 28, 2013, accessed on March 16, 2014
  8. , accessed on January 16, 2014