Serras de Aire e Candeeiros- It seems like this area has already been a park for millions of years, as proven by the dinosaur footprints that you can see and touch at the edge of the Serra de Aire. A hundred footprints were discovered in 1994 that have been dated back 175 million years, and are probably the best preserved in the world.
In Almada is one of the most emblematic monuments of the 20th century: the statue of the Santuário do Cristo- Rei. Built in 1959, it is 110 metres high and offers a unique view over the capital and the estuary of the Tagus. Inspired by the Cristo Redentor monument in Rio de Janeiro, the figure of Christ opens its arms to Lisbon and receives hundreds of tourists, as well as pilgrims.
Beaches & Nature
On what is known by the people of Lisbon as "the other side" or the "south bank" is also one of the most popular beach destinations in the region: the Costa de Caparica. More than 13 kilometres of excellent beaches, waiting to receive all those who love the sun and the sea. In Sesimbra, discover its beaches and enjoy some of the most exciting food in Portugal, based on the very best fish and shellfish. Closer to the city of Lisbon, on the other side of the fantastic Vasco da Gama Bridge, is the Reserva Natural do Estuário do Tejo, a protected area of more than 45 thousand hectares, considered the largest wetland in Portugal and one of the most important in Europe.
Things to see & do
Arrábida, with its hills, Natural Park, beaches and historical buildings is a spectacular landscape, in which human activity has been carefully integrated into the beautiful backdrop of nature; and the Costa Azul is an exceptional location for playing golf, with five courses offering excellent conditions. Surrounded by nature and offering pristine beauty, the Troia Peninsula has a seemingly endless coastline of sandy beaches and dolphins can often be seen in these waters in their natural habitat. Two thousand years ago this was an important Roman settlement, as revealed by the archaeological excavations and ruins nearby.