Almada, Portugal


The municipality of Almada is located in the NUT II Lisboa (region of Lisbon) on the northwest edge of the Setùbal Peninsula. It comprises a territory of 71 km2 that encompasses the entire riverfront accompanying the "throat" of the Tejo River - as the river becomes narrower in this area - and 13 km of Atlantic coast - from Cova do Vapor to Fonte da Telha, with approximately 23 km2 destined for Tourism. With its 174.030 inhabitants, it is the main municipality of Setùbal Peninsula in terms of population density.

4 km from Lisboa and 15 km from Humberto Delgado International Airport, Almada is easily accessible by car, either from the north by the 25 Abril bridge or from the south using the A2 and A33 motorways. Furthermore, there are several public types of transport (ferry, bus, and train) to cross the Tejo River coming from Lisboa.

Almada's territory is strongly influenced by its relationship with the river Tejo, providing the best views of the country's capital. To the west, the Atlantic front offers more than 13 km of continuous beaches, many of them located in natural areas and ideal for the practice of wave sports, such as surging, bodyboarding, windsurfing, or kitesurfing.

Almada also offers important points of interest, where Cristo-Rei (Christ statue) stands out, offering a 360° panoramic view over the whole region. Apart from the frigate D. Fernando II and Glòria, the City Museum, Casa da Cerca - Contemporary Art Centre -, the Joaquim Benite Municipal Theatre, Solar dos Zagallos (Manor House) and the Capuchos Monastery contribute to the municipality's strong cultural identity.

Almada Cristo Rei Monument

Almada Cristo Rei Monument

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Almada has three strategic products already consolidated - City Break, Sun & Sea, and Gastronomy Tourism - and four developing ones: Nature Tourism, Business Tourism, Military Tourism, and Golf.

Considering that - according to Curado (1996) and Palma (1991) - cultural tourism should not only focus on the exploration and appreciation of the "stone" (e.g. buildings, sites, and historical monuments) and that this type of tourism also includes products and services, gastronomy, folklore, popular attractions, handcraft, cultural events, among others, we admit that cultural tourism covers all types of Tourism. That being said, we may state that there is a place for all the products offered in our territory and mentioned above: culture, churches, beach, gastronomy, wave sports, nature, golf, and all the events connected to them.

In the 2019 ranking of overnight stays in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area, Lisboa ranks 1st, Cascais 2nd, Sintra 3rd, and the 4th place goes to Almada with 482.212 stays (INE, 2020), also standing out for its leadership in the Setùbal Penìnsula.


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Key information
Area:  71 km2 total area
Number of inhabitants: 174,030 inhabitants
GPS Coordinates
Latitude: N 38º 41.144'
Longitude: W 9º 08.970'
Number of tourism enterprises: 116 
Centro Municipal de Turismo / Almada’s Tourism Municipal Centre
Postal address: Largo dos Bombeiros Voluntários, Cacilhas
2800-268 Almada – Portugal
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