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Cliff Route - Cacilhas - Almada - Costa da Caparica - Full Day Tour from Lisbon

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    Visit the monument of King Christ (Cristo-Rei), the monument is a major symbol of Almada, is the best viewpoint overlooking the city of Lisbon, offering a wide panoramic view of the capital and over the 25th of April bridge. No wonder it is said, Almada is the best view that Lisbon has. It is one of the tallest buildings in Portugal, with 110 meters high.
    The tour continues to Castelo de Almada, the passage by the Medieval Castle of Almada with its magnificent viewpoint overlooking the Tagus River and the city of Lisbon.
    Visit the House of Cerca, adorned with all the luxury and elegance of a Portuguese house from the beginning of the twelfth century. It is therefore a widely open area to the outside, without grids, where one still enjoys the freedom to move around, guided by his/her own will. Through the large windows the vast landscapes dominates the view. This Palace is located on the northern end of the core of Old Almada, right on the cliff top with a magnificent view over the river Tagus.
    Next is the Naval Museum , opened in 1991, the Naval Museum safeguards one of Almada’s most important collections of memory and identity, split between traditional shipbuilding, iron and steel, traditional handmade fishing techniques, shipbuilding related tools and ship repair.
    Visit to the D. Fernando and Gloria Frigate. In 1821 the Chief of Squadron (Admiral), Intendant of the Royal Navy and Inspector of the Stockpile of Goa, Cândido José Mourão Garcez Palha, proposed King João VI, through the General Government, the construction of a new frigate in Daman. And so, in 1824, begins the purchase of wood, with the drawings and instructions for the Frigate, being sent from Lisbon. Time to visit the dry dock to observe the Barracuda Submarine, an Albacore Class, after this there will be free time for lunch.
    Next stop will be the Capuchin Convent (Convento dos Capuchos) a former Franciscan monastery, was restored in 1558 by Lourenço Pires de Távora. The Távora family was persecuted by the Marquis of Pombal and its members were cruel and ruthlessly executed on charges they conspired to assassinate King D. José I of Portugal. Visit its magnificent garden of pine trees and feel an irresistible invitation to get to know the history of this former convent of Franciscan friars. Today this space serves as City Hall and presents the visitors with an area with art exhibitions, classical music concerts and other cultural events.
    Finally enjoy a walk along the beautiful beaches of Costa de Caparica before returning back to Lisbon.
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