Cais do Sodré, Lisbon, ferry to Cacilhas (near the railway station). Picture: Martijn Kramers
Cacilhas is a picturesque neighborhood of Lisbon in the banks of the river best known by its Cervejarias (traditional beer houses) also offering shellfish, seafood, and fresh fish.
Cervejaria/restaurant Farol Lisbon
Restaurant/Cervejaria “Farol” (lighthouse) is just by the ferry-terminal, the food is finger licking good! We enjoyed a fresh dourada (sea bream). A Cervejaria is a ‘beerhouse’, where beer is produced (or used to be produced) and where you can eat as well. There are many cervejaria’s around and in Lisbon and the quality of the food is normally very good.
Restaurant/Cervejaria “Farol”: delicious sea bream (dourada) Lisbon
From restaurant ‘Farol’ you can walk along the river to the elevator to reach the famous Cristo Rei statue and enjoy the wonderful view on downtown Lisbon.
Abandoned and ruinous old warehouses in Cacilhas, Lisbon on the other side of the river Tagus
Elevator to Cristo Rei Statue
After passing some abandoned and ruinous very old warehouses (wonderful old buildings!) and 2 restaurants: ‘Atire-te-ao-rio’, which means ‘throw yourself into the river’, and restaurant Ponto Final, you can go by elevator to reach the Cristo Rei statue.
Restaurant ‘Atira-te-ao-rio’, 10 minutes walk from the ferry, September 2017
Brasilian restaurant and a perfect romantic location for a great dinner overlooking Lisbon by night.
Very good Portuguese cuisine, beautiful views!
Amazing view, especially while the sun is fading….(romantic!)
Close: elevator to reach the Cristo Rei Statue.
Cristo Rei Statue Lisbon
A sweeping view of the city and Ponte 25 de Abril (25th of April Bridge) from the top of the 82m (270ft) high pedestal (by elevator). This enormous monument is built in 1959 in thanks to God for having spared Portugal during World War II, inspired by the famous statue in Rio de Janeiro. ‘God opens his arms to the city’. View from Cristo Rei Movie
You can go back to the Cacilhas ferry terminal by bus # 101.