Initially, Fonte da Telha was populated by Xávega art masters who were them, Mané Pataia and Zé Florinda, since the mid-nineteenth century. The first published news about the inhabitants goes back to 1889. It talks about a disorder between the sea fishermen of fishing companies that fished with Valencian arts and the seafaring fishermen who live in Fonte da Telha. And so the masters of the xávega arts brought comrades and their families with them and populated the area of Fonte da Telha.
Formerly Costa da Caparica was just a set of reed-covered marshes, cultivated with trees and vineyards, but there was a long sandy beach, the center of which was made up of thatched tents, accompanied by simple, modest white houses. However, this settlement will have known other names such as “Land of Fish” and “Coast of the Sea“.
Cristo Rei is a religious monument representing the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a magnificent building with a height of 110 meters was inaugurated in 1959.
Convento dos Capuchos belonging to the Order of San Francisco, built in the 16th century. The elegant lines strike a balance with the magnificent view from your vantage point. More than 400 years later, they keep the peace, propitiate the meditation and isolation sought by their first inhabitants.
It is inserted in the Protected Landscape of the Costa da Caparica Fossil Cliff, sculpted by the violence of the ocean waves of the Quaternary Era and by the capriciousness of the various erosive elements, after the emergence of the continents. Therefore, the riches of this botanical reserve are numerous and very attractive for all ages.
Centro de Arte Contemporânea iniciou a sua actividade em 1993, acolhendo um vasto projecto cultural. Na Casa da Cerca podem apreciar exposições que destacam as Artes Plásticas e o Desenho como património cultural de Almada, e também passear pelo maravilhoso Jardim Botânico.
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