All sorts of experiences within a short distance range.
Welcome to rural and traditional Lisbon dedicated to horse riding, fishing and farming on one side of the river. And don’t miss the more industrial and water sports-oriented Lisbon on the other. Between the traditional and the contemporary, it is also possible in this region to see farmers driving bulls through the streets. It’s a contrast that is well worth seeing.
The Tagus Arch, which surrounds the huge river estuary and its impressive nature reserve, offers an incredible venue for water sports, mainly canoeing and sailing. Less adventurous but also as prevalent is artisanal fishing south of the Tagus. When the tide is low, dozens of fishermen can be seen toiling away, almost surreally fishing standing up in the middle of the huge river. Besides the unique photographic opportunities that arise during this visit, the Tagus Estuary Nature Reserve has one of the largest wetland areas in Europe. The habitat of various species of fish, crustaceans, birds and lovers of ornithology, here you can observe all the species of birds as they rest during their migration south.
But whereas the birds fly south, to discover something altogether different but equally impressive, you should head north. The flood plain dictates the landscape and the former marshes are now farming and pasture lands where the tradition of wild cattle remains unchanged. After all, you’re arriving in the land of the Festa do Colete Encarnado (Red Shirt Festival), where they pay homage to the farmers and a way of life that is becoming rare to find. Discover the rich regional cuisine and the unique traditions, but don’t forget to plan some calmer activities and to take the chance to take a boat trip around the mouchões, or islands, in the Tagus. Discover the amazing and varied scenery surrounding the river estuary which illuminates Lisbon.
The main objective of this thematic museum is to research and communicate the neorealist movement, as a way of preserving and dignifying decades of artistic and cultural output and social intervention by one of 20th Century Portugal’s most decisive cultural movements. The museum, which initially grew out of the archives and bibliographic resources of the neorealist movement, is organised into two main centres. The first of these is the Documentation Centre, which includes the library, the collection of works by significant neorealists and a fine art collection. The second centre comprises an exhibition space.
Tagus Estuary Natural Reserve
When you visit Lisbon, you’ll be surprised to find a vast nature reserve on the city’s doorstep. The Reserva Natural do Estuário do Tejo and Mar da Palha (Straw Sea) represent the largest wetlands in Portugal, with sizeable areas of mud and marshes. Various migratory birds rest here on their long flights and some species make these areas, which alter with the tides, into their home all year long. Flamingos arrive in the thousands during autumn, in a uniquely beautiful and visually poetic spectacle. But these are not the only amazing guests. In the salt pans, now almost totally unused, you’ll find common stilts, spotted redshanks, common greenshanks, pied avocets and many others. They shelter, feed and reproduce in this area which once produced salt, or “white gold”. On the riverside in Alcochete you’ll see birds such as egrets and eagles – and it’s also a lovely place to walk and explore the south bank of the river better. In this large area, decide what you want to find and set off in search of nature, in Lisbon’s back yard.
Parque Linear Ribeirinho do Estuário do Tejo
Parque Linear Ribeirinho do Estuário do Tejo includes a series of hiking and biking trails, with an approximate length of 6 km, which connect it to the Parque Urbano da Póvoa de Santa Iria, where you can visit the Núcleo Museológico A Póvoa e o Rio and a replica of Casa Avieira (fishermen’s typical house).
Enjoy new leisure areas, such as a playground, an amphitheatre and outdoor sports facilities (such as a volleyball net, skate park and gym) and a multi-purpose area with the Centro de Interpretação do Ambiente e da Paisagem, the Observatório de Aves and a coffee bar, whose structure follows a «beach» concept.
A boat trip on the typical boat Liberdade is an unique experience. A single visit affords nature, river and cultural tourism. The natural beauty only the Tagus can offer will remain in your memory.
Birds & Nature Tours Portugal is the longest established Portuguese company specifically dedicated to birds and birding tours. We offer you a wide variety of programmes, including guided birding and bird photography tours.
The Frigate D. Fernando II e Glória is the last wooden sailing ship of the Portuguese Navy and the last “Nau” of the “Carreira da Índia”, the connection between Portugal and India.
Just few kilometers from Lisbon, South of the "Tejo" river, set in a privileged area by the sea, and spectacular golden sandy beaches, international renowned golf courses, wine cellars and magnificent landscapes.
Come and watch birds in their natural habitat, explore the wild side of the Tagus, only at 30 minutes from Lisbon. Guided visits from 5€ to 12€ person.
At Freeport Lisboa Fashion Outlet, 30 minutes from the centre of Lisbon, you’ll find more than 150 (inter)national brands, with up to 70% off all year round.
With a modern architecture and décor and a prime location next to the main access roads to Lisbon, Porto, Algarve and Spain and 15 minutes from Lisbon International Airport.
The house in which the bullfighter Mário Coelho was born is an obligatory stopping off point for aficionados.
The museum’s collection covers decades of the artistic and cultural output and social intervention of one of 20th Century Portugal’s most decisive cultural movements.
Parque Linear Ribeirinho do Estuário do Tejo includes a series of hiking and biking trails, with an approximate length of 6 km, and with new leisure areas.
A former 14th century noble estate and an 18th century manor, it is a remarkable set of considerable asset value, featuring its ceramic tiles inside. This place is excellent for visiting, walking and holding events.
Located 20 minutes away from Lisbon, Praia do Sal Lisbon Resort has a pinch of everything. From tranquility to good taste, from comfort to adventure, here you will find the perfect place for a memorable stay. We promise unique moments!
Founded in the 17th century, the Palace underwent several types of contemporary work. Ravaged by fire in 1944, this remarkable set was rebuilt and decorated with magnificent art collections.
With a magnificent view over the Tagus, Quinta de Subserra retains the peace and quiet. The Palace halls and the historic garden are available for events.
Discover the south bank of the Tagus. In this large area, decide what you want to find and set off in search of nature, close to Lisbon, in the Reserva Natural do Estuário do Tejo.
This museum offers a window into the life of the town of Vila Franca de Xira.
Experiences of diving, coasteering, climbing, caving, paragliding and many more experiences waiting for you!
The “Words Factory” library, designed by Miguel Arruda, is a stunningly unusual and beautiful piece of architecture.