The municipality of Grândola extends from the peninsula of Troia until Melides, having two distinct types of landscapes, ranging from about 45 miles from Alentejo coast to the interior of the territory and is marked by extensive plains and mountain ranges. The around 40 archaeological sites present in the municipality testify to a human settlement that encompasses almost all periods of history, from the Neolithic age to the period of Roman occupation. Specially the Roman ruins of Troia peninsula and those of the herdade do Pinheiro. The predominant activity is agriculture, although tourism has been taking a leading role in the development of the county thanks to Troia's beautiful landscape, beaches (Troia, Carvalhal, Comporta, Galé, Alberta New and Melides) and interior landscapes. Recent investments in the peninsula of Troia came to undoubtedly accentuate the local tourist potential. The local cuisine has influences from Alentejo's interior, where dishes based on pork, lamb and game dishes, açordas (kind of porridge made with old bread), the jantarinhos (kind of stew made with different meat types and chickpeas) and the broths are predominant. For its part, the proximity to the coastal strip and its direct link with the fishing activity provides the knitting of fish dishes, including soups, pasta and caldeiradas (stews), very well represented in the local restaurants.
What to do in Grândola
Praia da Comporta
A large area of clear, fine sand with wide dunes and clear and quit calm waters.Attended by peeople who like jogging, windsurf and volleyball.Ideal also for those who enjoy fishing.Surrounded by dunes and pinewoods with modern roads.It has a good restaurant.
Península de Troia
It is its privileged localization, south from Setúbal and between the Sado estuary and the Atlantic Ocean, that makes the Tróia Peninsula a natural paradise. In Tróia you will find countless beaches of white sand and a natural reserve with beautiful sights of the Arrábida Mountain. It is also possible to watch the colony of roazes-corvineiros (a dolphin species) that …
Praia de Melides
A rather large beach with wavy sand, surrounded by dunes, pinewoods and a lagoon.A restaurant serves typical dishes at accessible prices.
Praia de Tróia Mar
A rather touristy beach with an edenic landscape, well attended, ideal for bringing the family.It has a good restaurant.
Lagoa de Melides
Located by the beach, the Melides Lagoon spreads inland through several miles of rice fields and has a sand cliff to the north. It is a quiet and peaceful place, located about 200 metres away from the shoreline. Several species …
Centro de Artesanato e Arqueologia do Lousal
A place where several artisans work together in several shops and workshops. One can watch them work and buy craftswork from them. At the Lousal small town one can find the mines, currently deactivated and being modernized.
Centro Histórico de Grândola
In the square of the historic centre one can find the Church of São Pedro (Saint Peter): It has a gothic style chapel of the Alentejo, dating back to the 16th century.
Praia da Aberta Nova
A wide beach surrounded by beautiful dunes and pinewoods.There is a small brook that ends here.There is a picnic area and a small bar/restaurant where one can have light meals at accessible prices.
A rather beautiful beach located in a luxury resort, with conditioned access.High quality restaurants and lively evenings.
Casino de Tróia
The new Tróia Casino is a glamorous, sophisticated, innovative and versatile space. With about 4000m2 in size, it is distinguished by bold contemporary architecture and by the ambitious and unique interior decor. The gambling area comprises 226 slot machines and …
Praia do Carvalhal
A beach with good infrastructures, well attended,located in a small fishing fishing village with a port.The restaurant serves typical dishes, mainly fish dishes.
Praia do Bico das Lulas
A rather touristy beach with a wide sandy area.There are swimming pools in the vicinity.It has a sophisticated restaurant.
Ruínas Romanas de Tróia
One can get here from Setúbal, by boat or by car on the road that passes Alcácer, Grândola or Santiago do Cacém. The ruins comprise an area with houses, balnearies, swimming pools, a relgious area, four burial areas and industrial …
Praia do Pego
A true oasis alentejano surrounded by a long sandy-colored, with a dune system of great landscape and environmental interest. Boasts quality restaurants serving typical dishes from Alentejo.
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