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.