Take the ferry from Lisbons’ Cais do Sodré (every 10 minutes) to Cacilhas at the other side of the river Tagus. (Returnticket 1,80 euro)
Cais do Sodré, ferry to Cacilhas (near the railway station). Picture: Martijn Kramers
Cacilhas is a picturesque neighborhood in the banks of the river best known by its Cervejarias (traditional beer houses) also offering shellfish, seafood, and fresh fish.
Restaurant/Cervejaria “Farol” (lighthouse) is just by the ferry-terminal, the food is finger licking good! We enjoyed a fresh dourada (sea bream)
From restaurant ‘Farol’ you can walk along the river to the elevator of the famous Cristo Rei statue and enjoy the wonderful view on downtown Lisbon.
After passing some abandoned and ruinous warehouses and 2 restaurants, ‘Attire-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’, a Brasilian restaurant and a perfect romantic location for a great dinner overlooking Lisbon by night.
Excellent menu, amazing view, especially while the sun is fading.
Elevator to reach the Cristo Rei Statue.
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 (0,8 euro).