Almada

Located on the left bank of the Tejo river, Almada has always been a very appealing municipality for the establishment of population. Its strategic position (proximity to Lisbon), the coastline with magnificent beaches, the climate, the soil fertility and the accessibility, are at the origin of this settling. Archaeological remains show the passage of various people through Almada, from the Phoenicians to the Romans and Muslims, who traveled here to trade or to share experiences and eventually settled in this region. Over time, the county has undergone numerous interventions that have contributed to its growth and development. The inauguration of the April 25 bridge, in the 60s', the expansion of Lisnave's shipyard and the construction of the southern motorway (A2) contributed to accentuate its strategic position in the national context. Also the rail link across the bridge 25 April and, more recently, the Metro Sul do Tejo, enabled greater mobility of people and goods, giving an own identity to the municipality. The focus on the riverfront's requalification and on the creation of sports and leisure equipment have been successful, since these spaces contribute to improving the quality of life of those who reside here. The historical and cultural heritage, very well represented, reaches its maximum exponent in the Cristo-Rei, considered the most imposing monument in the municipality with about 110 feet height and a unique panoramic view over the Tagus estuary.

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