A cidade de Setúbal é marcada por pontos únicos e característicos. Para além das praias paradisíacas, como as do Portinho da Arrábida, a de Galapos ou a da Figueirinha, ficará deliciado com o património natural que nos oferece o Parque Natural da Serra da Arrábida, com vistas inigualáveis para o Atlântico e vestígios arqueológicos assinaláveis. A Península de Troia, com os seus areais convidativos, está a uma viagem de ferryboat de distância. Já do Miradouro do Castelo ou Forte de São Filipe poderá apreciar uma paisagem de tirar o fôlego. Os patrimónios Religioso e Cultural de Setúbal são igualmente ricos, como o demonstram as igrejas da Boa Hora ou da Anunciada, os museus Sebastião da Gama e de Arqueologia e Etnografia do Distrito de Setúbal, e a Casa de Bocage. Esta é uma região marcada pela gastronomia marítima, acompanhada pelo queijo de Azeitão e o moscatel de Setúbal.
What to do in Setúbal
Castelo de São Filipe / Forte de São Filipe
Located about 1 km from Setúbal, the fortress stands overlooking the sea. Without any type of Tower, the fortress ended inside a set of buildings, among which stand out the Governor's residence and the Church. This temple is coated, inside, with tile panels dated from 1736, representing scenes from the life of St. Philip.
Parque Natural da Arrábida
The Arrábida Natural Park comprises a set of accidents that form the "arrábica" mountain range. This park aims to preserve the natural, socio-cultural, economic and historc values of the region. Its importance in terms of nature and landscape is enormous, due to its uniqueness and its scarce peopling. The Alto dos Píncaros, on the top of the Risco Hill, at …
Museu de Setúbal - Casa do Corpo Santo / Museu do Barroco
A building of the 18th century, decorated with tiles of master P M P and with painted ceilings with pictures of Santelmo (tha patron saint of the old brotherhood of the Corpo Santo). It has a small chapel covered in golden carvings and, on the first floor, a room adapted to welcome temporary exhibitions.
Igreja de Santa Maria da Graça - Sé de Setúbal
This building has medieval origins and it was built in the XIII century. It was rebuilt late, on the 16th century. The fifteen hundreds façade of this temple dedicated to Santa Maria da Graça (Saint Mary of Grace), it is possible to see two bell towers. Inside, it is worth to visit the gold leafed carved altarpieces from the 17th …
Museu de Arqueologia e Etnografia do Distrito de Setúbal
A space where one can view archaeological collections, mainly from the areas to the south of the district. It has an ethnography section connected with the fishing and agricultural traditions of the region and miniatures of boats and factories built by the popular artist Borda d'Água.
Convento da Arrábida
In 1990 it was sold to the Fundação Oriente and is now part of the Net of European Cultural Centres set in historic places.
Museu de Setúbal - Casa Bocage / Arquivo Fotográfico Municipal Américo Ribeiro
Art gallery with temporary exhibitions of art and documentation about the life and work of Bocage.
Praia do Portinho da Arrábida
A small beach with a reacreational port and a rather rich variety of maritime fauna. In the vicinity there is a cave, the Lape de Santa Margarida, with vestiges of the power paleolithic man. In the distance, one may see …
Palácio e Quinta da Bacalhoa
This construction is dated from the 15th and 16th centuries and it belonged to Afonso de Albuquerque Family, India Viceroy. It is part from one of the most important ensembles, together with its gardens and “loggia”, from the civil architecture …
Praça do Bocage
This is a pleasant square, located in the centre of Setúbal, which owes its name to the local poet that you can see represented on a statue. Place of social intercourse for the people of the city, the shadows and …
Praia de Galapos
A very beautiful beach, with crystal clear waters, ideal for families, surrounded by the imposing Arrábida mountain. It has a good quality restaurant that serves tidbits.
Museu Municipal de Setúbal / Convento de Jesus
This museum, located from its origins in the Convent of Jesus in Setúbal, features about 500 years of history and art, namely religious art (painting, sculpture, jewelry, from the 15th to the 19th centuries) and the "Primitivos de Setúbal" (The …
Forte de Santiago do Outão / Farol do Outão / Hospital Ortopédico do Outão
Fort located at the foot of Serra da Arrábida. Its tower is dated from 1390. In 1572 it suffered enlarging works and was completely remodelled after the Restoration War. The chapel, covered with glazed tiles from the XVIII century, is …
Igreja de São Julião / Igreja Matriz de Setúbal
From the church main and lateral façade it stands out the Manueline doorways resultant from the 1513 reform. Inside the monument, the three naves decorated with glazed tiles panels from the 18th century, stand out.
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Pedagogical Farms to Liven up the Children's Holidays
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Where to eat in Setúbal
Miguel restaurant, located in Setúbal, presents a strong fish-based menu. The home team combines th…
A small restaurant, near the city centre, that features exclusively fish dishes. Good wine list.
490 Latin Tavern Restaurant STB offers a wide variety of dishes, either meat or fish, at affordable…
Author, Portuguese, Vegetarian
Choco Museum restaurant, in Setúbal, inaugurated in late August 2013, presents, as the name implies…
Where to sleep in Setúbal
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A Quinta de Alcube, em Azeitão, engloba 200 hectares de espaço rural preservado, dos quais 50 são de vinha plantada em pleno Parque Natural da Arrábida. Aceite…
The municipality of Alcochete is located on the south bank of the Tagus estuary and is part of the greater Lisbon area, enjoying a privileged access …
Alcácer do Sal
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Located on the south bank of the Tagus river estuary, in the district of Setúbal, the municipality of Barreiro is part of the metropolitan area of Li…