The city of Almada is less than 10 minutes away from Lisbon by ferry from Cais de Sodré
. The ship docks at Cacilhas where you’ll be greeted by at a cozy square with some nice restaurants. Be sure to look over your shoulder and check out that view of Lisbon!
Another option is to drive to Almada by rental car. To do this, take the Ponte 25 de Abril south, follow the signs for A2 Sul. Prefer the train? No problem. Take the Fertagus towards Setubal and get off at Pragal.
Places of Interest in Almada
Almada is certainly not as endowed with attractions as Lisbon. Yet there is plenty to see!
It will soon become clear to you that this area on the banks of the Tagus river used to be an industrial area: to the west of the port of Cacilhas you walk along the quay along endless rows of derelict buildings. Really urban exploring-like, but wait until you see the graffiti and street art. Simply spectacular!
Views from Cristo Rei
The great Christ statue Cristo Rei
, overlooking Lisbon, should not be missed on your to-do list for Almada. Not just the imposing image itself, but certainly also the views of the river and the city!
View from the quay
You don’t even have to walk that far for beautiful views. Just from the quay of the Tagus River, the view of Lisbon is spectacular!
Lunch Tip: Ponto Final
If you are in Almada, be sure to have lunch or dinner at Ponto Final
. This lovely and cozy restaurant has a terrace right next to the Tagus River. And the food is excellent!