Best Things to Do in Setubal

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  • 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
  • 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...

    Sesimbra Setúbal
    Natural
  • 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
  • Cristo Rei - Lisbon

    Standing at over 110 metres tall on the opposite bank of the Tejo to Lisbon is Cristo Rei. Built between 1949-59 the statue was inspired by the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.

    Lisbon
    Monuments
  • 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
    Castles
  • 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...

    Sesimbra
    Castles
  • 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...

    Setúbal
    Castles
  • 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...

    Setúbal
    Museums and Galleries Palaces and Historic Houses
  • 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...

    Setúbal
    Churches
  • 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...

    Setúbal
    Industrial Unusual

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