Points of Interest1 – The SanctuaryThe first idea came from the cardinal of Lisbon in a visit in the 30’s to the city of Rio de Janeiro. Have a statue with the magnificence and beauty of the one in Brazil that would value the city and consecrate the religious strength of the people of Portugal against the atheism that was to came to the world, as...more
Copied from the original Brazilian version in the middle of the 20th century, the statue stands discreetly and harmoniously in the horizon, when seen from Lisbon, and it is a fabulous balcony for a general look over Lisbon. Crossing the river is today, a quick ride (if you are not in rush hours...)more
The Dom Fernando II e Gloria, a 50-gun frigate, was Portugal's last sailing warship -- a last testament to Portugal's long maritime history. The frigate was built in India from precious woods. It sailed between Portugal and the territories in India, carrying close to 400 men. In 1945, it started to be used for navy training. In 1963, it caught fire...more
The Cristo Rei statue is part of the Santuário Nacional de Cristo Rei.The construction of this National Monument started in 1950 and was completed in 1959.Besides the statua with observation deck at 184 meters altitude, there's the Chapel of Our Lady of Peace and Sala Beato João XXIII.The base was designed by architect António Lino; the Christ...more
Height of the hill above the river Tagus - 113 m The monument itself Height - 110,60 m Depth of the bracket - 14 m Volume of the whole complex of reinforced concrete - 20.000 m3 Weigh - - 41 thousand metric tons (1 ton - 2204.6 lbs) Base - 25 metres by 25 metres Pedestal - 82 square metres Statue - 28 square metres Visibility - from 20...more
From this point you can see the best view over Lisbon, this Christ statue was build in 1952-1959 (although the accquisition of the land was on 1941 and the laying of the foundation stone on 1949), his erection sought to express the following:National recognition of the universal kingship of Christ. Profound and eternal thanks that through the...more
Rua Mestre Manuel, 18, Almada, 2825-358, pt
Good for: Couples
Here, you eat almost inside the river! You can sit inside or outside.During the winter, they give you some blankets so you won't get cold and can still enjoy the views!The food was really good, and the view is something you can't get in many places.If you don't like cats you may not sit outside, as there are plenty of them. All very friendly!more
At the docks of Almada, called Cacilhas, are located many fish and seafood restaurants, nothing fancy and you don't get any fantastic views, but here you will certainly eat well. These places line the streets adjacent to the ferry port. They also serve meat dishes, usually grilled, but they are best known for catch from the sea. Meals are very...more
6 Reviews and Opinions
This place literally Rocks!
Live music from Friday to Sunday, this place is a two floor live music venue.
During the summer you also have tables outside with a pool table.
The music quality is great, the ambience is "rock n' roll", and the people are great with you.
The wall are all decorated with stuff from Beattles, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, etc.
Don't bring your kids, this place is 16+.
You also have a parking zone!
STOPS:ALMADA (Pça SJB)ALMADA (Café)Almada (C Batalha 9)POMBALC Pied (Liberd, f63)COVA DA PIEDADECENTRO SULPORTAGEM - 1. Cristo Rei AreaLISBOA(Alcânt-EstCP)LISBOA (Alcântara)Lisboa (Ceuta) ETARLisboa(Campolide) CPLisboa (Campolide)LISBOA (Viaduto)LISBOA (P Espanha X)LISBOA (Hospital)LISBOA (Universidade)SCHEDULE: 14:45 - 16:30TICKET: 2,20€ (depends...more
STOPS:COSTA DE CAPARICAC CAPARICA (PSP)C Caparica (f Cemit)QTA DE BAIXOCASAS VELHASPORTAGEM - 1. Cristo Rei AreaLISBOA(Alcânt-EstCP)LISBOA (Alcântara)Lisboa (Ceuta) ETARLisboa(Campolide) CPLisboa (Campolide)LISBOA (Viaduto)Lisboa (Malhoa)fIEFPLisboa (CBPinhe 61A)P.ESPANHASCHEDULE: 07H55-00H05PRICE: 2,20€ (depends on distance)more
Stops:ALMADA (Pça SJB)ALMADA (Café)Almada (C Batalha 9) - 1. Cristo Rei AreaPOMBALC Pied (Liberd, f63)COVA DA PIEDADECENTRO SULPORTAGEM - 1. Cristo Rei AreaLISBOA(Alcânt-EstCP)LISBOA (Alcântara)Lisboa (Ceuta) ETARLisboa(Campolide) CPLisboa (Campolide)LISBOA (Viaduto)Lisboa (Malhoa)fIEFPLisboa (CBPinhe 61A)P.ESPANHASchedule: 21h30-00h00Ticket: 2,20€more
Every year, the Almada municipality hosts a contest on gastronomy, which is participated in by restaurants in Almada (including Caparica). This year, 2010, the contest runs from 10th May-18th June, and participated in by 31 restaurants located in various areas of the municipality. There is no theme, and restaurants can choose to submit a course consisting of the entreé, the main dish (fish or meat dish), and dessert. This set meal must, heretofore, become a regular offering of the restaurant. There is also no strict price rule -- a contest entry can cost anywhere from 11.50 euros to 40 euros per person.
The contest is a great way of introducing a twist in what would be traditional restaurant fare. Some restaurants introduce totally new and unique dishes. The price is very reasonable, even cheap, for the quality of food served. Two examples from two restaurants are: from the quite pedestrian fare of (a) seafood paté, chicken barbecue, and creme caramel, set menu for 11.50 euros, to gourmet-type of menu such as (b) toasted goat cheese sandwich with honey olive oil over mille feuilles of braised vegetables and pennyroyal, black pork loin stuffed with anchovies, portobello with vegetable couscous, cherry jam and pine nut olive oil, and for dessert, tarte from Azeitao with moscatel, and Azeitao cheese gratin with orange marmalade -- all this stuff for only 20 euros!
I've so far tried only one restaurant, but was quite impressed by the food and the service (this is also included in the judging). I hope to be trying more in the coming weeks!