If you want to get a view of the city of Lisbon from the other side of the Tagus River and escape the hustle and bustle of the city, put Restaurante Ponto Final on top of your to do list! Easy to find This charming little restaurant is located on…
Almada – The other side of the Tejo River
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 AlmadaAlmada is certainly not as endowed with attractions as Lisbon. Yet there is plenty to see!
GraffitiIt 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 ReiThe 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 quayYou 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 FinalIf 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!
Many of the miradouros in Lisbon look out over the Tagus. Next to the striking Ponte 25 de Abril, there is another eye catcher, but this time on the other side of the Tagus; the Christ statue Monumento Cristo Rei. The statue dates back to the time when Portugal was…