The main idea of this tour is show you, a part of the City of Almada that it's unknown to foreigners, which are abandoned factories and shipyards in Margueira and Mutela (Almada) and show you the historical part of Cova da Piedade. MEETING POINT: Cacilhas Metro Station, next to the ticket vending machines, because it's right next to the ferryboat station. To begin our tour we'll do a brief presentation on the History of the former factories, Frigate D. Fernando II e Glória and Barracuda Submarine Then I will show what remains from the former Lisnave and its abandoned facilities, from the outside. We'll proceed the visit to the former factories' complex in Mutela and Caramujo to show you the Street Art there. Our tour will continue to the main plaza in Cova da Piedade, where are located the Nossa Senhora da Piedade Church, the local bandstand, the Palace António José Gomes and Iron noria. We will pass through the mural called "Painel da Cova da Piedade", by the artists Carlos Canhão e José António Silva, which represents the daily life of the Almada people. We'll make a brief visit in the Almada City Museum and after the Museum we'll take the metro back to Cacilhas, to bring you back to the ferryboat station.
Hi, my name is Valdemir Eric Fernandes and I recently graduated in Tourism, Cultural and Heritage Management by the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu - Superior School of Technology and Management of Lamego. During my degree I had some classes on how to organise, prepare and do a guided tour, which gave me tools on how to be a tour guide.
Ticket to Almada City Museum
Ticket for the Metro Sul do Tejo
The tour will begin with a brief presentation about the Frigate D.Fernando II e Glória and the Submarine Barracuda, after this we will walk along the Lisnave Shipyards, go to the new Mercado da Romeira, which are former factories and warehouses that were rebuilt and transformed in food court. Show the Nª. Srª. da Piedade Church, the Bandstand, the Palace António José Gomes, Iron noria, the mural "Cova da Piedade" and visit the Almada City Museum.
Exploring Old factories & Street Art