Best Things to Do in Sesimbra

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  • Sesimbra Castle

    The North African Moors, mainly originating from Morocco, occupied southern and central Portugal from 8th until 12th/13th centuries.  It was they who first built a fortress above the picturesque fishing village of Sesimbra...

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    Castles
  • Convento da Nossa Senhora da Arrábida

    Set among the pine covered hills of the Serra da Arrabida this complex of 16th century building was originally a Franciscan monastery. The site covers around 25 hectares and contains a...

    Sesimbra Setúbal
    Churches
  • Arrabida Natural Park

    The Serra da Arrábida Natural Park (Parque Natural da Arrábida) covers an area of over 100 square kilometres and is only about a 30 minute drive south from the capital city of Lisbon. It was given protected status as a national...

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    Natural
  • 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...

    Setúbal
    Gardens Palaces and Historic Houses
  • Cabo Espichel Lighthouse

    There's been a lighthouse to warn ships of the treacherous waters around Cape Espichel  since 1430.  The fully automated structure that we see today was built in 1730 and rises 32 metres above ground...

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    Unusual
  • Cabo Espichel sunset

    The cape of Cabo Espichel is a windswept, rocky headland at the south-western tip of the land across the Tejo, around 40 kilometres south of Lisbon.  This is a wild, desolate spot, where giant waves crash against sheer, towering...

    Sesimbra
    Natural
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This picturesque fishing port lies about 40 km due south of Lisbon and is situated nestled at the foot of the hills of Arrabida and inside a sparkling blue bay, protecting it from cold northerly winds. Since the...