Jamor Forest


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Space with about 92 hectares of diversified forest, used as recreational and leisure areas, having been installed according to specific forestry projects, between 1942 and 1944, integrated in the construction project of the National Stadium. Before these projects, the area of the CDNJ was occupied by farms and agricultural houses, with cereal crops, olive groves, orchards and vegetable gardens, not existing at the time significant grove.


In the tree stratum the dominance is of the Aleppo pine, with several examples of olive trees and stone pine. In the western part of the Stadium is a set of Canarian pine, as well as scattered throughout the forest several bastard lots, olaias, eucalyptus, cedars, carob trees, oaks, plane trees and ash trees.


The shrub stratum is diversified, being verified in different areas of the forest the zambujeiro, the foliage, the strawberry tree, the carrasco, the sanguinho-das-hedgerows, the laurel, the aroeira, the myrtle hawthorn-black, the sloe-bravo, among others.


It is a unique green space of high importance and considered as the lung of the municipality of Oeiras, being sought for the practice of sports activities and outdoor leisure, also having the function of protecting aspects of the watershed of the river Jamor, conservation of species  and habitats and landscape framing of the various sports infrastructures existing in this sports center.


Existing infrastructures in the forest to support recreation and leisure:

- Maintenance Circuit;

- Mountain biking circuit;

- Cross Country Trail

- Adventure park (arborism);

- Picnic Park of Alto Da Boa Viagem;

- Viewpoint of Alto Da Boa Viagem;

- Viewpoint of Alto de Sta. Catarina.

Map of the forest

Map of Infrastructures to support recreation and leisure


The Centro Desportivo Nacional do Jamor has several green spaces and is crossed by the river Jamor, sheltering these spaces several species and habitats, being able to observe in the forest zone essentially the Aleppo pine, the stone pine and olive trees. In the old Quinta da Graça, there is a centenary dragon tree, classified as of public interest.

As for the fauna, there are several mammals and reptiles, but it is in the avifauna that a greater number of species is observed, having already been identified more than 100 species of birds in this complex, among resident and seasonal birds.

In the Jamor River there are bogas, which is an endemic species of Portugal, which is currently in a critical state of extinction, as well as two native species of fish, which live in fresh water: the escalo-do-sul and the verdemã.


Biodiversity poster