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Coastal Town with a View

Catch a ferry across the Tagus river to Cacilhas, a little district of Almada, to enjoy a new perspective of Lisbon. By the ferry terminal is the baby blue Church of Our Lady of Bom Sucesso. Legend holds that the water that approached Cacilhas, after the massive 1755 earthquake, retreated after people prayed to Our Lady--this miracle still celebrated every November 1st. As you walk down the Ginjal pier, by abandoned warehouses and rows of fishermen, try to imagine the once active maritime village. Stop at one of the marisqueiras (seafood restaurants) of Cacilhas, famous for their fresh selections cooked in copper cataplanas. You can also take a bus up to the giant statue of Jesus, Cristo-Rei, for a spectacular photo to remember Lisbon.

Utrip Tips

*Recommended by local expert Alvaro Macchiavello *Ponto Final and Atira-te ao Rio, at the end of the pier, are highly suggested restaurants *If you're enthusiastic about history, go to Quinta do Almaraz, a Phoenician archaeological site

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