The dock area below 25 de Abril Bridge along the river in Alcantara between Baixa and Belem is one of the city’s most pleasant places for a drink in late afternoon and with a lively atmosphere at night.
Former warehouses overlooking an attractive yachting marina have been transformed into a multitude of cosmopolitan bars, restaurants, and clubs for all tastes.
Those who enjoy walking can also set off from here to the monuments in Belem, through the green lawns along the river (about a 30-minute walk).
How: Take the Cascais train from Cais do Sodre Station to Alcantara station, and walk towards the bridge.
25 de Abril Bridge – Golden Gate’s twin sister.
Jeronimos Monastery – A World Heritage monument; Vasco da Gama’s resting place.
Belem Tower – The city’s icon; a symbol of the Age of Discovery.
Berardo Museum – World-class collection of modern art.
Discoveries Monument – The world’s explorers in stone.
Coaches Museum – The world’s largest collection of magnificent royal coaches.
Maritime Museum – The story of Portugal’s pioneering role in world exploration at the sea.
Archaeology Museum – Archaeological finds from over the centuries.
Belem Cultural Center – Modern cultural center with regular exhibitions and events.
Tropical Garden – Beautiful garden with rare plants from around the world.
Belem Palace – The home of Portugal’s President.
Monument to Christ – Christ opens His arms to the city.