Cacilhas

Cacilhas is a small neighbourhood found in Almada. The cost of living here is far cheaper compared with Lisbon, but living here still puts you within 10 minutes of Lisbon’s city centre. A 10-minute ferry will take you across the river and into the centre. Alternatively, you can find bus routes heading straight into the city from Cacilhas.

From this side of the river, you’ll have access to stunning views across the river, as boats pass in and out of the river mouth. The primary attraction of Cacilhas is the selection of delicious seafood restaurants found within the neighbourhood. 2 19th-century naval vessels are docked within the harbour at Cacilhas.

🏠 Property prices: Cheaper than Lisbon

📸 Tourist density: Some

🥾 Good for hiking: No

💻 Coworking space: Yes

🌍 Nomads & expats: Some

🏖️ By ocean: No (but river)

🏄 Good for surfing: No

⛴️ By public transport to Lisbon: 10 min by ferry

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Cacilhas enjoys the shortest ferry journey across the River Tagus from Lisbon. Boats leave Cais do Sodre terminal (co-located with the train and metro) every twenty minutes or so. The boats are crowded in rush-hour but much less so during the day. Most ferry travellers rush off to the tram or buses that serve the Setubal area. Slow down, let the crowd dissipate and take in the view back from where you just came. This a great view of Lisbon.There are restaurants and a kiosk in the immediate vicinity of the ferry terminal but you'd be well advised to take a stroll on the riverside path. It passes decrepit old warehouses that will eventually become hipster heaven. Or head inland up the hill towards Almada old town. some great restaurants and bars. Very lively after dark. Mainly locals. - John, January 2023

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