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.
What to do in Almada
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, preservation, naval construction, history, local history, numismatics and cultural heritage next to the population.
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 cultures inhabit and memories and the cultural heritage are preserved in a continuous process.
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 has one sole nave with blue, green and yellow tiles of the 17th century.
Santuário Nacional de Cristo Rei
With open arms 133 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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Casa da Cerca
Located on the top of a cliff, the Palace of Cerca has priviliged views of the Tejo river. It is part of a set named "Cerca Farm", the most characteristic example of the civilian architecture of the 1700s in the …
Mata Nacional dos Medos
The National Forest of Fears was sown at the behest of King Dom João V in the eighteenth century, with the objective of fixing the sands of the dunes that advanced to the agricultural lands. Classified as a Botanic Reserve …
Solar dos Zagallos
A 19th century manor that houses activities related to the arts and to education, which is rather directed to the children.
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.
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 …
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