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.
Where to eat in Almada
A place with privileged views of Lisbon, where one can enjoy tha Brazilian food and live music on f…
A restaurant with panoramic views of the Tejo river and Lisbon that serves quite delicious traditio…
A restaurant with river views. It serves traditional dishes, with a special note to fish dishes.
What to do in Almada
Foz do Rio Tejo
The Tagus River flows into the beautiful estuary of Tagus, after traversing 875 miles, from the Sierra de Albarracín. The estuary, triangle whose vertices are the mouchões in front of Alhandra and Coventry in the right margin and Alcochete on the left bank, is a place known for passage of migratory birds. One of the few terrestrial accesses can be …
Paisagem Protegida da Arriba Fóssil da Costa da Caparica
By the so-called "Terras da Costa" (Coast Lands), these approximate 13 km of protected landscape, between the Cova do Vapor (Costa da Caparica) and the Albufeira Lagoon, are a set of beautiful eroded shapes of high geologic and paleontologic interest. Near the Costa da Caparica one can find vestiges of liv creatures, namely of vegetable origin. The less knowledgeable will …
Monumento ao Cristo Rei
With open arms 113 meters above the level of the river Tagus, the Monument to Christ the King offers a privileged view over the counties of Lisbon and Almada. And on sunny days, the look can still reach part of Sintra and Sesimbra. Inaugurated in 1959, it was inspired by the Christ Redeemer, located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The …
Praia da Fonte da Telha
A rather large beach, surrounded by th fossil dunes of the Caparica Coast.From the Fonte da Telha beach a small tourist train departs to all the beaches in the area.It has several restaurants that serve mostly fish and shellfish.There are shops and liveliness at night.
Praia do CDS
Very small beach frequented by lovers of surfing and bodyboarding. The access roads are paved road and offers nearby parking
Praia São João da Caparica
With beach campsite. Is the ideal place for those wishing to start surfing.
Jardim do Convento dos Capuchos
Situated on the edge of the Costa da Caparica Fossil Cliff, the jardim dos Capuchos is a nice place to take a walk. The convent of the same name is located in this garden full of flower-beds and pine.
Praia da Sereia
A quiet beach mostly attended by youngsters.It has a surf and windsurf school.It has a quality restaurant with a pleasant terrace.
Elevador Panorâmico da Boca do Vento
An elevator that ascends as high as 50 metres, connecting the city of Almada with the riverside area. This equipment that can carry up to 50 people and departs very 15 minutes, also has a fabulous view of the Tejo …
Museu da Cidade de Almada
A museum for Almada, a house for the city. This is the new museum of the city, located in Cova da Piedade. The future City's Museum will be a live part of the city's net of cultural equipments, where different …
A new field in the Lisbon area that makes the Mastic a privileged Centre for the practice of golf, thanks to two neighbouring paths and a considerable area of practice. A concept quite different from golf Aroeira I course, materialized …
The Naval Section has a vast collection that speaks of the ancient connection between the the area, the river and the sea, with a special note to the traditional building of wooden ships. Its Documentation Centre divulges arcaheology, the arts, …
Parque da Paz
A green space that is 50 hectares wide, with a vast variety of botanical species, a lake, shady areas and a few supporting infrastructures. It is a rather well taken care of place.
Solar dos Zagallos
A 19th century manor that houses activities related to the arts and to education, which is rather directed to the children.
Jardim do Rio
Ample space and refreshing which allows pleasant walks through the garden area, or simply enjoy the views over the river Tagus. Existence of a journey that culminates in a Gazebo, next to the Plaza of the elevator.
Teatro Municipal Joaquim Benite
A small room that houses several theatrical companies of the parish, with regular performances of amateur theatre and also occasional performances by the Teatro de Almada company.
The 20 minutes from Lisbon, sul do Tejo, in Mastic combine perfectly a championship course with the exuberance of nature that surrounds it. Frank Pennink designed this trail in a pine forest dotted with wild flowers, nature reserve of many …
Convento dos Capuchos
A convent founded by Dom Lourenço Pires de Távora in 1558. It has a front part with interesting shapes and three arches. The choir window is topped by a niche with a clay sculpture. It has interesting tile panels. It …
Casa da Cerca - Centro de Arte Contemporânea
This building of the 1700s houses a centre of contemporary art and opened to the public in 1993.It has a documentation centre, the pátio gallery, a sculpture park and a botannycal garden plus an important drawings collection with the most …
Jardim Botânico Chão das Artes
The Botanical Garden the Ground of Arts is situated in the surroundings of casa da Cerca, a leading cultural poles of Almada. To scroll through the garden blossomed, it is possible to enjoy the magnificent views that the various viewpoints …
Where to sleep in Almada
Localizado no coração de um dos resorts mais exclusivos de Lisboa, este hotel combina o melhor de dois mundos: o charme cosmopolita da cidade, com a imersão to…
Toda a gente sabe que Lisboa tem uma luz incomparável. O que alguns ainda não sabem é que essa luz, apreciada ao longe na margem sul do Tejo, é ainda mais boni…
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Alcácer do Sal
Situated in the southern area of Setúbal's District and crossed by the Sado estuary, Alcácer do Sal is part of Alentejo Litoral subregion, included i…