Best Things to Do in Palmela

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  • Castelo de Palmela

    Palmela Castle stands at an altitude of 1,200 metres and provides panoramic views of the Serra da Arrabida, the vineyards below and the Tagus and Sado Rivers.  In good weather it is even possible to see Lisbon around...

    Palmela Setúbal
  • Monastery of Jesus - Setúbal

    Setubal's Monastery of Jesus was built in the 1490s as a convent for Poor Clare nuns, a Franciscan order. The building represents some important moments in Portuguese architecture being one of the earliest examples of the...

  • Casa do Corpo Santo - Setubal

    The Casa do Corpo Santo (House of the Holy Body) is also known as the Museum of the Baroque. Situated close to one of the remaining sections of city wall that have protected Setúbal from attack for centuries, its own exterior perimeter wall and...

    Museums and Galleries Palaces and Historic Houses
  • Casa da Baía - Setubal

    With its dark blue plasterwork and contrasting pale stonework windows, it's not hard to spot Setúbal's Casa da Baía, or House of the Bay. Only a short walk from the town's main square, the Praça de Bocage, it was built in the aftermath of the...

    Museums and Galleries Palaces and Historic Houses
  • Museu de Arqueologia e Etnografia, Setubal

    A short wander north from the harbour, Setúbal's Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography (Museu de Arqueologia e Etnografia) is located on the busy Avenida Luisa Todi thoroughfare.

    The museums archaeological displays are focussed around the...

    Museums and Galleries
  • Mercado do Livramento - Setubal

    Foodies with adore Setúbal's indoor Mercado do Livramento. It's an incredible place to head to sample those typical Portuguese flavours from bacalhau (salt-dried cod) to pasteis de nata (custard tarts). The array of fresh produce on sale here is...

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  • Fortaleza de São Filipe

    The Fortaleza de São Filipe (Fort of St Philip) dominates the skyline above Setubal.  It can be reached from the town below by an exhilarating 30-minute hike or by road. 

    Today the fort is home to an...

  • Quinta da Bacalhôa

    The gardens at Quinta da Bacalhôa in Setúbal were first laid out in the sixteenth-century during the Renaissance period. Fully-restored to their former glory in the 1930s, today the gardens continue to demonstrate the fashionable styles of the...

    Gardens Palaces and Historic Houses
  • Troia Roman Ruins

    The Roman Ruins of Troia (Troia Ruinas Romanas), span 500 years of history starting back at the beginning of the first millennium. The lives of the ancient Roman occupants of the city during this time can be explored and understood through what...


Palmela travel guide »

Another link in the ancient Portuguese defence system, Palmela is a charming small town centred around a fortified castle at an altitude of 1200 metres at the edge of the Arrábida...