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Best things to do in Almada

Discover the city through the eyes of locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Place of Worship
“Technically not in Lisbon, the Cristo Rei Monument is a short ride across the Tagus River in Almada. It was built during the time of Salazar to resemble Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue and holds religious significance in the country.”
91 locals recommend
Clothing Store
“Big shopping mall with everything needed. Big supermarket chain (Auchan), food court, cinema, playground for childrens and plenty of shops.”
27 locals recommend
“The adventure begins when you take the ferry boat at Cais do Sodré up to Cacilhas, located on the other side of the river Tagus. After a 15mn walk along some neglected tinned food factories, you'll first reach the restaurant Atira-te-ao Rio and around the corner the other restaurant Ponto Final (both are good). Sit down with your feet in the water and while enjoying a caipirinha or a glass of white wine, just marvel at the sight of the seven hills, of Lisbon at your feet... Awesome at sunset!”
61 locals recommend
““A picturesque neighbourhood of Lisbon in the banks of the river, best known for its Cervejarias (traditional beer houses), also offering shellfish, seafood, and fresh fish".”
36 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
“It takes you about ten minutes to cross the river by boat and enjoy a breathtaking view of Lisbon. Go to this restaurant only for the view. You can have your meal somewhere else. ”
42 locals recommend
“Almada Forum is a big shopping mall with big supermarket Jumbo (french group Auchan), lots of boutiques, restaurants and cinema.”
19 locals recommend
“Contemporary art gallery, best panoramic view over Lisbon, beautiful garden”
24 locals recommend
“Grande parque com lago e patinhos. Para atividades físicas, piqueniques ou relax.”
13 locals recommend
“• This visit can be combined with a short trip by ferry boat, a superb vista of Lisbon from the other river side, a nice restaurant next to the Tagus and a tiny sandy beach • Take the ferry boat at "Cais do Sodré" to "Cacilhas" • Walk towards Cristo do Rei along river shore • Take alternatively the elevator to discover downtown Almada situated on top of a cliff”
7 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“This is a shopping centre where you can find a supermarket, a cinema, several cafés and restaurants and all kind of shops.”
11 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“O Almada Forum é o maior centro comercial do sul de Portugal, e à data de inauguração, o segundo maior do país.”
3 locals recommend
“Take the boat for the short 10min ride to other side of the Tejo River and go to the best traditional non turistic sea food Restaurant. Great view from the other side for Lissbon and great food. ”
5 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Walking by the river you will be able to take the panoramic elevator to get to the upper side of Almada, and enjoy a magnificent view over Lisbon at the several viewpoints.”
8 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Ne ratez surtout la visite intérieure de la Frégate qui vous emmènera pour un voyages lointain vers les Indes....”
4 locals recommend
“Top 3 world Best Sushi (tripadviser) is all about Sushi Fusion is a amazing restaurant and if you like Fusion Sushi is the spot. 30 to 40€ per person . ”
8 locals recommend
“CACILHAS is a neighborhood of Almada, this waterfront district on the southern bank of the Tagus offers one of the most beautiful views of Lisbon and has several restaurants known for their fresh fish. To get to Cacilhas from Costa da Caparica you can grab the BUS Nº 124 or Nº135 at the TST Bus Terminal. On this street you may visit the Church of Our Lady of Safe Homecoming, built in 1759 with a beautiful gilded interior and tile panels. Across the road you find a large vessel from the 1800s (the "D. Fernando II e Glória"), which may be visited every day except Mondays (free admission on the first Sunday of the month). At Cacilhas you have to experience the crossing of the river Tejo to get to downtown Lisbon, you arrive at Cais do Sodré. There you have lot's of choice of public transportation (tram, buses, subway), although I recommend to explore on foot Praça do Comércio, Rua Augusta e Chiado.”
10 locals recommend