Almada, Portugal

Almada, Portugal

Almada is a city and a municipality (highly industrialized urban area) in Portugal, located on the southern margin of the Tagus River, on the opposite side of the river from Lisbon. The population is around 95,000 inhabitants, highly multicultural with a fair number of inhabitants coming from Portugal ex-colonies, within an area of 70.21 km2. Although several areas will be covered particular attention will be given to the data coming from Almada Velha which is the old historical and residential area of the City of Almada. The area was subject to strong degradation until the years 2000’s after which some renovation projects have been put in place, namely, the refurbishment of the Jardim do Castelo (Castle Garden) and the Jardim do Rio (Garden River), the inauguration of the refurbishment of an old church which now houses the Almada Velha’s Interpretation Center, the new Philarmonic Music Museum and the Quarteirão da Artes. The area has also been subject to an urban renewal program that has allowed private investment in buildings and refurbishments. Still, there is a large potential for extra investments in reshaping the area.

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