There was a tributary of the river Tejo (Tagus) here that once sustained the area's agricultural economy from Palaeolithic times. The Romans called this area Horta Navia after the deity Nabia. However, the area's current name is derived from the Arabic term for "The bridge" - Al Qantara. The name proved prophetic. Today Alcântara is where the mighty 25 de Abril bridge spans the river.
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Get the royal treatment and stay at one of Lisbon's most luxurious hotels. This 19th-century Palace is located uphill from the river. It has its own gardens that are, together with the hotel, are classified as National Monument. All salons are profusely decorated, with French-inspired details. The private quarters of the Marquises have been turned into beautiful and spacious suites. Here, likewise, works of art adorn the walls. Here too is elegant furniture from antique shops and luxury sofas. The view to the Tejo (Tagus) river or to the vast gardens of the Palace can be enjoyed from all royal suites.
54 Rua Jau, 1300-314, Lisboa, Portugal.
38º 42" 14.7' N | 09º 11"12.4' W | +351 254 656 171
This hotel is ideally situated close to transport links and some of Lisbon's most famous attractions. Close to the river's edge, by to the lively docks with its nightlife. Next to the Congress Centre and is practically under the mighty 24 de Abril bridge. The hotel Vila Galé Ópera was renovated in 2014, the modern decor is inspired by opera and many of its rooms offer an unparalleled view of the Tagus River. The hotel has an area for meetings and banquets, a spa with an indoor pool, gym, sauna, Turkish bath and massage rooms, a restaurant and a bar with live performances of opera two days a week.
Travessa Conde da Ponte, 1300-141, Lisboa, Portugal.
38º 42" 0.4' N | 09º 10" 50.6' W | +351 213 605 450
Built in the 19th-century, this luxurious palace is nestled on a hilltop overlooking the Tagus River and presents guests with the ideal base for an unforgettable stay in Lisbon. Tucked away in the city's diplomatic quarter, Lapa Palace is set in a beautiful sub-tropical garden. Sunbathe on a lounger in the pool area or pay a visit to the Spa, where you can treat yourself to hours of relaxation in the sauna. Thanks to the palace's convenient location, central Lisbon is only a short drive away. Park your car for free on-site and indulge in fresh seafood at the restaurant. In the meantime, the concierge is happy to arrange various services for you, including the use of the VIP room facilities.
Rua do Pau da Bandeira 4, 1249-021, Lisboa, Portugal.
38º 42" 24.6' N | 09º 09"49.8' W | +351 213 949 494
Located on the Doca de Santo Amaro, this marvellous fish restaurant prides itself on serving only the freshest fish. Choose which fish you desire. It will be weighed, priced and cooked to your personal preference. An array of house specialities on the menu, including the obligatory Bacalhau. Also, there is Octopus 'Lagareiro' Style, Lobster Rice with Clams, Tuna Fish Steak with Sesame Seeds and Prawns Curry with Pineapple. For the meat-eaters, there is also steak options.
Daily: 12h30 – 15h00/19h00 – 00h00
Doca de Santo Amaro, 14 Armazém, Lisboa, Portugal..
38º 42' 01.5" N | 09º 10' 30.8" W | +351 213 973 565 | email@example.com | Website | Facebook
Italian & pizzeria with jovial staff. As with other restaurants on the docks, you're treated to a stunning view. The decor is well done if you wish to sit inside. The food is consistently good quality, portions are on the large size, yet the prices are not.
Daily: 12h00 – 02h00
Doca de Santo Amaro, 13 Armazém, Lisbon 1350-353, Portugal .
38º 42' 01.5" N | 09º 10' 30.8" W | +351 213 909 353
A great seafood restaurant on the Doca de Santo Amaro. It is renowned for freshness and the skill of cooking high-quality dishes and served within comfortable surroundings. Enjoy the catch of the day lovingly prepared in a way that enhances its natural characteristics.
Daily: 12h00 – 01h00
Doca de Santo Amaro, 12 Armazém, Lisbon 1350-353, Portugal .
38º 42' 01.5" N | 09º 10' 30.8" W | +351 213 978 015 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Website | Facebook
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|Urban train services (comboios urbanos) Alcântara Mar train station:
• Cascais/Cais do Sodré line Timetable
Trains of Portugal Website
|There are no Metro lines that service Alcântara, however the Azul line goes to Cais do Sodré train station where you can connect with an Urban train (see above) to Alcântara Mar: Website|
|Carris bus routes to Belém from various areas around the city: Carris Website
• 201 - Linda-a-Velha - Cais Sodré: Timetable
• Tram 15E - Praça Figueira - Algés (Jardim) via Belém: Timetable