Santiago do Cacém

Located in the subregion of Alentejo litoral, the municipality of Santiago do Cacém is holder of a great diversity and landscape richness which enables the development of various sports\/leisure activities. The Lagoa de Santo André, considered the biggest lagoon system of the Alentejo coast is the habitat of numerous species of fish and birds. The architectural and archaeological heritage, very expressive, too, is part of the numerous attractions that make up the municipal image. The Roman ruins of Miróbriga, considered one of the most important archaeological sites of the country, are testimony to the Roman presence at this location. The Agricultural Fair and the horse is considered one of the most important, not only for its antiquity (held since 1998), but also by the prominence given to the horse and Equestrian practices. The lamb stew, bread, gazpacho and the dishes made with eels, along with traditional sweets, make up the culinary wealth of Santiago do Cacém. Herdade do Cebolal produces red and white wines of excellent quality, produced from traditional varieties of region and partially fermented in new oak casks. Among the various personalities born in the municipality include Manuel da Fonseca, one of the greatest writers of the Portuguese neo-realism and António Chainho, named Ambassador of Portuguese guitar.

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Lagoa de Santo André

Santiago do Cacém

Located by the sea, this dune surrounded lagoon is th biggest set of lakes to the north of Sines. It is about 5 km long and 1 km wide and spreads inland along old rice fields. The red-crested pochard, the mallard, the coots and the black-necked grebes are some of the species that live in this habitat. Ideal for sailing ...

Castelo de Santiago do Cacém

Santiago do Cacém

This castle has a rectangular plan and was probably founded during the morrish occupation. Conquered by the Portuguese crown in 1217, the king Dom Afonso II orderd the construction of a castle on the site and donated it to the religious Order of Santiago. With the passing of the years and after losing its military functions, it went through a ...

Praia das Areias Brancas

Santiago do Cacém

A beach surrounded by pine woods and sand dunes.

Barragem de Campilhas

Santiago do Cacém

A dam located in the Campilhas Brook (Sado's river basin), near the Vila Nova de Mil Fontes beach and the Pessegueiro Island (Peach Tree Island). Sports and leisure activities such as fishing and swimming are allowed.

Barragem de Fonte Serne

Santiago do Cacém

Located in the Vale Diogo Brook (Sado's River Basin), this dam is surrounded by the magnificent landscapes of the Alentejo's coast. Some sports and leisure activities are allowed.

Igreja Matriz de Santiago do Cacém/ Tesouro da Colegiada de Santiago

Santiago do Cacém

In this church, a special note to the lateral portico, to the dome that covers the high choir and to a stone 14th century gothic carving that represents Santiago fighting the moors. As the centuries passed, the building went through ...

Ruínas Romanas de Miróbriga

Santiago do Cacém

A fortified village of the late Bronze Age and Iron Age on which the romans later built a town. One can view temples, a commercial area, thermae, sidewalks and a horse racing track, among other vestiges. A special not to ...

Moinho da Quintinha/ Cumeada

Santiago do Cacém

A masonry mill with a conical tower. It has been functioning since 1982. Everitime the weather permits it, the tourists may watch the traditional procedures of grinding the cereals. The Quintinha Mill is the only current school about mills in ...

Praia da Fonte do Cortiço

Santiago do Cacém

A beach with a wide sandy area, surrounded by dunes and pinewoods.It has a picnic area and a small bar/restaurant where cheap meals are served.

Museu Municipal de Santiago do Cacém

Santiago do Cacém

Located in the building of the old prison, built in 1844, facing the Town Hall Palace, this museum has a remarkable archeology collection that signals the presence of man in the region from the paleolithic age. A special note to ...

Parque Urbano Rio de Figueira

Santiago do Cacém

A nice park with many green areas. Ideal for a stroll or even for playing basketball or tennis. It has also a maintenance circuit, swimming pools, a picnic area and a playground. Leisure and resting space.

Herdade da Matinha

Santiago do Cacém

Lost in a peaceful Green Valley in the middle of the Serra do Cercal, the Herdade da Matinha offers unique rooms in a long House, one floor and whitewashed like is supposed to this region. It is above all a ...

Hotel Rural da Daroeira

Santiago do Cacém

A typical hotel of the Alentejo, decorated accordingly to the region's culture. It has 27 rooms, two bars, a regional restaurant, a chapel and two swimming pools, one of which for the children. It has also several pateos and gardens, ...

Percurso Pedestre da Vereda de Brescos

Santiago do Cacém

A pedestrian walk by the Santo André Lagoon that crosses a part of the Natural Reservation of the Santo André Lagoon, a classified area since 2000 due to its importance for the environment.

Percurso Pedestre do Barbaroxa de Baixo

Santiago do Cacém

A larg pedestrian walk, approximately 3.5 km long, lasting about three hours. It starts at the Monte Velho beach, to the south, along the Barbaroxa wells, until Areias Brancas. One can enjoy wonderful landscapes and watch the dynamics of the ...

Percurso Pedestre do Moinho Novo

Santiago do Cacém

At Moinho Novo, where the path begins, one can have a brief explanation of the dunes dynamics and of the lagoon systems in the region. The pedestrian walk is about 2.5 km long and lasts two hours.

Praia da Costa de Santo André

Santiago do Cacém

A beach surrounded by dunes, attended by youngsters and linked to the Santo André lagoon.Very lively evenings.

Praia do Monte Velho / Praia do Porto das Carretas

Santiago do Cacém

A familiar beach, for those who look for beautiful landscapes.On the dunes that surround it there are several pedestrian walks with signs.

Herdade do Reguenguinho

Santiago do Cacém

Alentejo where Orange predominates and the space is decorated with objects from India and Morocco. The rooms are situated on a porch, being all different, each with its color and representing the five senses: a painted red for the palate, ...

Hotel Rural Monte da Leziria

Santiago do Cacém

A peaceful hotel, between the country and the sea. It has 28 rooms surrounded by the nature of the Alentejo region.

Alexander's Discoteca

Santiago do Cacém

Located in an old barn, the discotheque Alexander's is one of the main places in the nights of the Alentejo. Its typical decor and a nice garden with a swimming pool make it a rather pleasurable space. It has a ...

Reserva Natural das Lagoas de Santo André e Sancha

Santiago do Cacém

A natural reservation sinc the beginning of the century, the Santo André and Sancha Lagoons are a 1.5 km long maritime stretch of land, located in the north of the Alentejo region, to the north of Sines. In this place, ...

SAKI - Santo André Kartódromo Internacional

Santiago do Cacém

It has a 1020 metres long track with a constant width of 8 metres. The kartodrome has also a restaurant, a bar, a gaming room, a meeting room and a briefing room, a medical cabinet and three shops.

Badoca Safari Park

Santiago do Cacém

An unique place to spend the day.Here you will find several diffrent species of wild animals. You cam also be surprised by a zibra, a giraffe or a gnu since these animals walk freely in the park.Watch the shows by ...

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