They’re crowded and running from sunrise to sunset. Some are old and rusty, but orange “Cacilheiro” boats are definitely part of our lovely town. Some say, that since the new Catamarans are being used they will soon disappear as they are becoming obsolete. Thank you again modernists! Now I’m praying to all my gods, the city mayor, the left and right parties and our king that doesn’t rule, that someone please have a look at these wonderful unique boats and please… please… don’t throw them to the nearest junkyard.
There are many ways of discovering our old city: A walk in the old quarters, the old trams of Lisbon or, if you prefer, a trip to “the other band” as locals call it – meaning literally “the other band”. I’ve mentioned several times, that the light in Lisbon is different from every point, and if you get on a boat on a sunny day, the reflection in the river and the views of Lisbon are breathtaking. You must definitely see Lisbon from the Tagus river and enjoy a relaxing boat trip.
I recommend you take a trip to “the other band”, to Cacilhas for example – there are several small fisherman’s restaurants there, so you can have seafood. Walk on the deck to enjoy the views. From here, you can see the whole town from a different perspective.
It’s only a cheap 12 minutes trip on a traditional old “Cacilheiro” boat, you will enjoy every second!