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Algés and its history

Algés was once a fishermen’s village, a summer resort and is now a residential area at the gates of Lisbon, where many of us pass by without realising the richness of its heritage. Its name and history dates back to the Arabs and today it has a set of interesting buildings such as churches, palaces, sports associations and old farms and forts. All this is part of its history. Come and discover a town on the outskirts of Lisbon, right next to the Tagus River and that certainly still has much to surprise those who will visit it.

During this 2h and 30 min walking tour we will show you the patrimonial value of Algés, as well as its development linked to an interesting and rich history. Based on in-depth historical research combined with the testimony of those who were born and lived there for half a century we intend to provide a pleasant experience of discovery of a place that in the past had notable importance for the development of the “linha” (Cascais coastline) and that in the future will still have much to say with regard to the development of that whole riverside area.

This tour in other languages

Meet Your guide: Estação de Algés ( estação de comboio - lado mar)
Duration: 2h30
Dificulty: baixo/médio
Please Note :

Level 1 – Easy

Flat terrain without obstacles. Wheelchair accessible. Duration 2h

Level 2 – Easy to Moderate

Mainly flat terrain (about 70% flat), gentle climbs and descents. Some steps. Wheelchair accessible only with the help of a third party. Duration is around 2 to 3 hours.

Level 3 – Moderate

Terrain about 40 to 60% flat. Moderate climbs and descents. Steps. not wheelchair accessible. Duration 3 hours 

Level 4 – Demanding

 Terrain about 20% to 40% flat. Some steep climbs and descends. Steps and uneven surfaces. Recommend for fit travelers. Duration between 3 to 5 hours.

Level 5 – Difficult 

Rolling and often steep terrain, 10 to 20% flat terrain. Uneven surfaces. Recommended for travelers used to hiking tours in nature. 

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Ilídia Carvalho EN