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ALMADA

A city of sea and river

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Stretching along the left bank of Tejo river in front of Lisbon, Almada is a city that evolves between the river and the Atlantic. While Lisbon’s riverside is relatively flat and its hills lying behind it are not so high, the cliff on the Almada side rises to 50m high, forming a continuous wall along the Tejo. The only flat zone is Cacilhas. This is the quay where the boats that make the connection between Almada and the capital dock. This rather special geographical situation led to 35km of riverside area. 13 of them include several beaches of Costa da Caparica. Immediately towards the inland, you will find the fossil cliff landscapes, a protected zone since 1984. Needless to say that beach tourism is one of the main goals of Almada, along with Cristo-Rei Sanctuary, located in the surroundings of the south top of 25 de Abril Bridge, annually visited by hundreds of thousands of pilgrims, most of them heading towards Fátima. Among the numerous modernity signs that can be witnessed in this council, we highlight the university campus in Monte da Caparica (Science and Technology Faculty of Universidade Nova de Lisboa), as well as the recent opening of two light-rail lines. Almada inhabitants are predominantly young. The upgrading of the riverside zone from Ginjal quay to Olho de Boi, connecting with the historical centre through a panoramic lift is one of the recent projects, highly valuable for the city.

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