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Almada is a town well with 100,000 inhabitants in the Middle Portugal, at the mouth of the Tagus in the Atlantic Ocean. The first settlement on the ground of the modern city dates from the time when the Arabs most of the Iberian Peninsula, hence Portugal, ruled. At the time, this place was mentioned as Al-Madan.

When the Christians recaptured the area the town was renamed in Almada. At the time of the Portuguese voyages of discovery and the subsequent policy of expansion of the Portuguese Kings in South America, Africa and Asia in the 15th and 16th centuries, Almada was converted into a fortified base with small fortress. While the central location in the Trichtermündung of the Tagus played a decisive role, because this was the prerequisite for that Almada should protect the thriving Lake Handelsmetropole in Lisbon with its fortress as an outpost from possibly advancing enemies.

Today, Almada is a city in the metropolitan area of the Portuguese capital. Almada and its surrounding area have a long strip along the Atlantic there is also a flourishing bath operating at the coast. The main attraction of the city is the statue of Cristo REI, which is modelled on the famous lines from Rio de Janeiro. It stands on a huge concrete pillars and its platform a splendid view of the Tagus and the city of Lisbon and the bridge of April of 25, which connects Lisbon to cities and towns on the other side of the river offers the visitor.

Almada is a good starting point as a starting point for tours with the car to Lisbon or other beautiful places in the vicinity.

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R.salgueiro Maia,9 Lj.g, Almada, 2805-234

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