Trail: Cristo Rei
From Cristo Rei to Cacilhas
An urban trail on the south margin of the Tagus River, with wonderful sights over Lisbon. This walking trail, that is easy and short, takes us on a visit to the old and the modern town of Almada, through historical places and magnificent views from the several existing belvederes over Lisbon and the Tagus River. All this without forgetting the busy Cacilhas, a medieval wharf that welcomed pilgrims and travellers and that from the 19th century onwards has been serving the shipping needs of the farming and industrial production of the south margin. Nowadays it is still an important embarking point for the several ferries to and from Lisbon with a very particular charm.
The place where the trail starts and ends overlooks the whole region and the river from the top of a high hill, standing out due to its grandiose magnificence: Cristo Rei (the Christ the King statue). The trail to Cacilhas unfolds along the river but it can only be seen from the belvederes, since we walk through the centre of Almada and on the streets around the fountain that used to supply water to the old village. The route we take to go back to our starting point goes past the Cais do Ginjal, on the left margin of the Tagus where we can watch the fishermen working. The ascent to the high part of Almada is done close to the Boca do Vento elevator where we can admire the spectacular views from the belvedere on its platform. We then walk past the beautiful Casa da Cerca and shortly after that we arrive at the shrine.
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- Itinerante rating: 7/10
- Dificulty: 5/10
- Distance: 7.7km
- Duration: 2h00
- Total ascent: 230m
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Password: Third word of the last paragraph of the english translation in page 35.
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