Towns and Villages
In past centuries, Almada was a popular summer resort for the Court, which ordered the construction of stately homes and buildings that are still preserved in the city.
Life in Almada does not revolve only around the capital, where most of its inhabitants work; it is a city with its own life, the setting for well-attended events like the Theatre Festival.
The Costa da Caparica, much sought after during the summer season by the population of Greater Lisbon, who are lured by the long sandy beaches, is also part of the council of Almada. The area's cuisine deserves a special mention, especially the delicious caldeiradas (fresh fish casseroles) that are typical of places like Cacilhas, Porto Brandão, Ginjal and the Costa da Caparica.