Sines is located on the southwest coast of Alentejo and the southern part of the County, is part of the Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina, which stretches from Are the Algarve Torpes. The capital of the County is the birthplace of Vasco da Gama, discoverer of the sea route to India. Be sure to visit the castle of Sines, Vasco da Gama (Sines Museum), the Chiesa Madre (mother church) of San Salvador, the statue of Vasco da Gama (tribute of Sinienses) and the Church of Nossa Senhora das Salas. Walk in the historical center of the city is mandatory. This extends along the cliff, from the castle to Fort of Ravelin. Stepping through the marginal, will meet the numerous beaches of the municipality which are characterized by diversity and great beauty: the hidden by towering coy tour escarpments, the extensive beaches, perfect for hiking. The food press for fish dishes, with highlight to the grills, seafood and bread and feijoada of búzios. Sweeten the meal with a "Vasco", Small cake to almond base. In one of the many terraces enjoy the salads and snacks typical of the area. Sines is the stage of the World Music Festival that, every year, brings renowned artists to the city and thousands of people who do not want to lose the most famous event of "world music" of the country. Discover the beauty of Porto Covo, Alentejo, typical village where stands out the Largo do Marquês do Pombal, inspired in the Baixa Pombalina.
What to do in Sines
Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina
The Natural Park spreads from Odeceixe to Burgau and occupies about 80 km of the coast. That represents the opportunity to view hundreds of plants in their natural habitat. In a sun and silence filled atmosphere, it is a true paradise for the botanists and for people who love wild flowers. The entire territory is considered to be a Site …
Castelo de Sines
A medieval castle that was restored several times along the years. Of the primitive castle still remain the walls with battlements and turrets, the donjon with windows and the palace of the military commander. In the armory one can view interesting armour paintings, war trophies and the royal shield of Dom João V. The walls still have architectural visigothic elements.
Praia de São Torpes
A wide sandy area where volleyball is played.It has a quality restaurant with typical dishes.
Centro de Artes de Sines
Modern infrastructure located in the historic area of Sines. It has a library and an exhibitions centre. It features theatre plays and art shows on a daily basis.
Capela de Nossa Senhora das Salvas ou das Salas
A 16th century chapel that still has, in the main façade, a manuelin portal and stones with inscriptions. On both sides one can view the counterforts, ending in conical pinnacles, that support the dome that covers its only nave. The …
Igreja Matriz de São Salvador
It was here that on the age of 11 or 12, with three of his brothers, Vasco da Gama received the tonsure and became a member from Santiago Order. On the 18th century the medieval church, already too small for …
Praia Grande de Porto Covo
A beach with some rocks, quite attended in the summer, due to the location, the local beaty and the temperature. Volleyball and surf are practised here.It has a beach bar.
Museu de Sines / Casa de Vasco da Gama
The core headquarters of Sines Museum and the House of Vasco da Gama, installed in the buildings of the castle interiors, were inaugurated on November 24, 2008. In the core headquarters are housed an exhibition dedicated to the 20TH century, …
Igreja de Porto Covo
A church composed of a nave and a narrower high altar, with the sacristy on the right side.
Forte da Ilha do Pessegueiro / Forte de Santo Alberto do Pessegueiro
This fortress, which constructions was ordered in 1603 by Filipe III, is located in the Ilha do Pessegueiro (Peach Tree Island), to the south of Porto Covo. During the Restauração War (Restoration War) it was attacked several times by the …
Tesouro de Nossa Senhora das Salas
A historical building, reconstructed in 1585 by the king Dom Felipe I and reconverted for cultural purposes in 1990. The museum contains from the paleolithic to the baroque. Its main set of objects is the punic treasure of Gaio.
Porto de Recreio e Marina do Porto de Sines
A small recreational port, with limited places.Located in a highly industrialised area, with good accesses, well signaled.There is a small, modern marina, only for sailboats, 50 metres away.
Praia Vasco da Gama
A rather lovely beach, located by the castl whre Vasco da Gama was born and by the fish and recreation port.Attended by youngsters with lively evenings.Fine quality restaurant.
Praia da Ilha do Pessegueiro
A very touristy beach, slightly rocky, with a beautiful fortress and excellent for sea sports.A restaurant that serves regional tidbits at high prices.Somewhat lively evenings. It has a camping area.
Where to eat in Sines
Result of the reconversion of the old train Station of Sines, the Station's Pier seafood restaurant…
À frente da cozinha do restaurante instalado no edifício da Ordem dos Médicos, em Sines, Luís Alves…
A restaurant located near the São Torpes beach. It serves fine fish and shellfish dishes and some g…
The North Star restaurant is right on the beach. Has good regional dishes and a lot of variety of f…
Portuguese regional food at prices attractive, in a friendly and cosy space.
A restaurant located by the sea, by the beach of São Torpes, that serves regional dishes.
Liderado pelo chef Ricardo Leite, serve uma ementa muito marcada pelos produtos locais, numa experi…
Where to sleep in Sines
Esta antiga Escola Primária estava abandonada até ao dia em que duas irmãs a transformaram num espaço pleno de vida e paixão. Um local votado à tranquilidade -…
Beautiful fully equipped houses with splendid views. It has a T0, T1 + 1, T2 and a studio.
With capacity for six people, the House of Courela offers three rooms, including a suite with a private bathroom, a spacious living room with fireplace, fully …
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