The city of Setúbal is marked by unique and characteristic points. In addition to the paradisiacal beaches, such as those of Portinho da Arrábida, Galapos or Figueirinha, you will be delighted with the natural heritage offered by the Serra da Arrábida Natural Park, with unparalleled views of the Atlantic and remarkable archaeological remains. The Troia Peninsula, with its inviting sands, is a ferry ride away. From the Castle or from the Viewpoint of the Fort of São Filipe you can enjoy a breath-taking landscape. The Religious and Cultural heritage of Setúbal is equally rich, as demonstrated by the churches of Boa Hora or of Anunciada, the Sebastião da Gama and the Archaeology and Ethnography museums, and the historic house museum Casa de Bocage. This is a region marked by maritime gastronomy, accompanied by cheese from Azeitão and muscatel from Setúbal.
What to do in Setúbal
Praia do Galapinhos
A beach that ends by a hillside covred by lush vegetation, with good water. There is a small backup bar that serves light meals.
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 …
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.
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 the Fortress of Our Lady of Arrábida. Quality restaurants with typical dishes, where the Azeitão cheese, the honey and the …
Doca de Recreio das Fontaínhas da Marina Atlântica
Located by the ferryboat to Tróia. A medium sized marina, with good installations. Nonetheless, its backup infrastructures, such as shops, are either non-existing or old fashioned.
Praia dos Coelhos
A very peaceful, pleasant beach, surrounded by woods. A small edenic bay located on the foothills of the Natural Park of Arrábida, with soft white sand and calm crystal clear waters. There is a small backup bar.
Convento de Jesus / Museu de Setúbal
Convent founded by Justa Rodrigues Pereira, love of d. Manuel, in 1490, during the reign of King John II. This monarch, who the following year visit the works, decided to expand the initial project. The conduct of delivery works by …
Pedra da Anicha
The Pedra da Anixa is a zoological reserve, where plant and animal diversity characteristic of marine rocky shores are more evident. Is located at Portinho da Arrábida and constitutes an example of rocky outcrop between vast stretches underwater sand, checking …
Foz do Rio Sado
A wide estuary, with several areas of benches and swamps. It is separated from the sea by the peninsula of Tróia and it is composed by two main regions: the central bay of Setúbal and Marateca and the Alcácer channel. …
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.
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.
Palácio da Bacalhôa
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 …
Praia da Figueirinha
Quite a lovely beach where envrionmental lessons take place. It has a library, radio and first aid. There are boats for rental. It has a somewhat high priced quality restaurant. A lot of traditional commerce.
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Pedagogical Farms to Liven up the Children's Holidays
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Where to eat in Setúbal
Contemporary, International, Regional
O Xtoria serve os melhores produtos que Setúbal tem para oferecer.
Author, Japanese, Portuguese
Serve pratos da cozinha tradicional portuguesa e japonesa, privilegiando ingredientes locais e sazo…
490 Latin Tavern Restaurant STB offers a wide variety of dishes, either meat or fish, at affordable…
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.
Author, Portuguese, Vegetarian
Where to sleep in Setúbal
Localizada no Parque Natural da Arrábida, situa-se na Quinta do Esteval, uma casa com uma história que remonta ao século XVII. Aqui, cada quarto, cada Villa co…
Podia ser a casa de Rita e Romeu Martins, porque o universo do casal está re etido em cada divisão – a experiência do arquiteto na recuperação do edifício do s…
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 …
Located on the peninsula of Setúbal, Seixal municipality is part of the metropolitan area of Lisbon. The privileged geographic location, along with t…
The municipality of Grândola extends from the peninsula of Troia until Melides, having two distinct types of landscapes, ranging from about 45 miles …
Situated north of Setúbal peninsula, in a transition area between the alluvial plains of Tagus estuary's south bank, Ribatejo's plain and Alentejo's …