Almada's presence in the great moments of Portugal's history is a constant, from which we can highlight the citizens, facts and institutions that have contributed to the country's development. The proximity of the river has always been a determining factor for the settlement of people, from prehistoric times to the present day. The human presence in Almada, a toponym with Arab roots, dates back to prehistoric times. The most diverse peoples settled here and exchanged experiences and goods. At the end of the 19th century Almada becomes industrialised, with its economic activity centred on the cork sector and the milling industries Almada is distinguished by a wide network of cultural facilities and the dynamics of its public and private structures, making the difference in Portugal, especially in areas like theater, dance and music. Assuming Culture as one of the pillars for development, betting on the creative capacity of civil society along with public initiative, the municipality contributes for the growth and quality of its cultural offer. Today Almada is a space for continuous creation where culture and creativity are recognized by its regional, national and international projection.