Wanting to escape the city, we headed to Caxias, about 20 minutes journey from Cais de Sodré in Lisbon. The Caxias beach is only 5 minutes walk from Caxias train station.
That morning, it was nice and mild, so we walked along the small beach of Caxias, which is clean and neat, quiet and perfect to unwind. This place was a beautiful discovery, its neglected air gives it all its charm.
The Fort of São Bruno de Caxias is right in front of Caxias beach.
Although not visible In the photo, with the naked eye you can see the Cristo Rei (Christ the King statue) and the 25 de Abril Bridge far on the horizon.
I did not wet my feet, but I was able to breathe the fresh, salty air of the sea. It did me good. I cannot wait to swim here this summer.
The old train station decorated with graffiti.
Before we left, we wandered across the beach and discovered Quinta Real de Caxias which is a pleasant walking space created around the gardens of the Royal Palace of Caxias. It is also of a great architectural and historical interest.
Caxias is an incredible place and well worth a visit.