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With many delightful courses, pure coastal breeze from the Atlantic ocean, great fresh gastronomy and fantastic weather conditions, the Setúbal is a Golf Bliss for most golfers.


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Setúbal History

Setúbal dates back prior to the Roman period. Across the Rio Sado on the lagoon side opposite the town is the Penínsular de Tróia. On the inland side of this Peninsular is the semi-submerged ruins of the Roman town of Cetóbriga, a once upon a time prosperous fish-salting town.

Setúbal Description

This town has become the third largest port in Portugal as it well sheltered from the Atlantic Ocean. It lies to the south of Lisbon and a good motorway provides easy access. The town of Setúbal is attractive with many pedestrian streets, gardens and interesting shops. The 16th Century Cathedral Santa Maria da Graça has beautiful tiles from the 18th Century. The Igreja de Jesus is a remarkable Gothic church with its interior columns carved in Arrábida pink stone from the nearby quarry. The architect Diogo Boitac designed this wonderful early example of Manueline style in 1494. The Museu de Setúbal is to be found in the Mosterio de Jesus and it has many religious items and paintings. Part of the collection is dedicated to the famous 18th Century Portuguese romantic poet Bocage. The Museu de Arqueológia e Etnográfia has a varied and interesting collection of items discovered in the immediate region, from Bronze Age pots to the processing of cork. The 16th Century Castelo de São Filipe was constructed to defend the port from passing marauders and it has now been turned into an attractive luxury Pousada for the benefit of the many passing tourists.

Setúbal Nearby Locations

Inland to the west and south of Setúbal is the Reserva Natural do Estuário do Sado, a nature reserve park consisting of vast stretches of mud flats, lagoons and small forests of pine trees. To the west of the town is the famous Portinho da Arrábida, a large cove type beach facing south and protected from the north winds by a 300 metres high slope. Half way up this slope set in the deserted natural greenery is a solitary 16th Century Franciscan Monastery enjoying what must be one of the most beautifully restful views in Europe. This Monastery has been carefully restored by the Fundação Oriente and is being now used as a Study Centre.

Close to the beach there is a small 17th Century Fort that houses a small Sea and Marine Biology Centre. To the south on the old road to the Algarve is the town of Alcácer do Sal that was once the capital of the now extinct province of Al-Cassr until it was regained in the 12th Century from the Moors by the Christian forces. The castle and the Convento de Santo António was built in the 16th Century but was destroyed in 1755 by an earthquake. The castle has been restored into a comfortable Pousada for the overnight visitors to the region. Immediately to the north of Setúbal is the proud town of Palmela with its castle high walls sitting on the crown of its hill. In the 12th Century, Dom Afonso Henrigues gave this town to the Order of Santiago for their headquarters. The Igreja do Convento de Santiago, which was originally built in the 15th Century has suffered considerably from the destruction of the 1755 earthquake but has been recently restored with a part being made into a Pousada. From its high location the view from the walls stretch back to Lisbon and far into the Alentejo.

To the northwest is the small village of Azeitão. Here are the Quinta do Bacalhau and the Quinta das Torres, both from the 16th Century and both full of charm and history. The first is famous for its wine and the second for its hospitality as a country Inn. Notably in the same area are the famous Wine Cellars of José Maria de Fonseca.

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Setúbal Weather

Setúbal Information
112 - SOS
800 296 296 - Support to Tourists
265 541 500 - Town Hall
265 538 090 - Fire Brigade
265 525 786 - Police
265 549 000 - Hospital
265 539 120 - Tourist Office

Setúbal Locations of Interest
Casa do Corpo Santo
Cathedral - Sé de Setúbal
Church - Igreja de São Julião
Forte de São Filipe
Mosteiro de Jesus
Archaeological Site - Senhor dos Mártires (Alcácer do Sal)
Archaeological Site - Ferro de Fernão Vaz (Ourique)
Archaeological Site - Fonte Santa (Ourique)
Archaeological Site - Gáio (Sines)
Archaeological Site - Grutas do Casal do Pardo(Palmela)
Archaeological Site - Miróbriga (Santiago do Cacém)
Castle - (Alcácer do Sal)
Castle - (Palmela)
Castle - (Sesimbra)
Chapel - Capela de Santo António (Montijo)
Chapel - Capela de São Sebastião (Montijo)
Church - (Alhos Vedros)
Church - Igreja do Espírto Santo (Montijo)
Church - Igreja dos Mártires (Alcácer do Sal)
Church - Igreja da Nossa Senhora de Oliveira (Canha)
Church - Igreja de Santa Maria do Castelo (Alcácer do Sal)
Church - Igreja of São Tiago Maior (Santiago do Cacém)
Convento da Arrábida (Arrábida)
Forte da Ilha de Dentro - (Porto Covo)
Forte do Pessegueiro - (Porto Covo)
Forte de Santiago do Outão - (Arrábida)
Home - Casa de Vasco da Gama (Sines)
Home - Quinta da Bacalhoa (Azeitão)
Palácio dos Condes de Barcelos - (Alhos Vedros)
Roman Site - (Porto Covo)
Roman Site - (Troia)
Roman Site - Cetóbriga (Troia)
Roman Site - Pinheiro (Alcácer do Sal)
Santuário da Nossa Senhora da Atalaia - (Atalaia)
Tide Mill - Mourisca (Faralhão)
Town - (Palmela)
Town - (Sesimbra)
Town - (Sines)
Town - (Vila Nogueira de Azeitão)

Setúbal Events
Festival da Senhor de Jesus das Chagas - 2nd to 3rd May
Festival dos Santos Populares - 23rd to 30th June
Festival da Nossa Senhora do Cabo - September
Festival da Nossa Senhora da Luz - September
Town Holiday - 15th September

Setúbal Beaches
Praia da Abeda-Nova
Praia dos Aivados
Praia Atlântica
Praia do Burrinho
Praia da Comporta
Praia do Carvalhal
Praia da Figueirinha
Praia de Fonte de Cortiço
Praia da Galé
Praia da Ilha do Pessequeiro
Praia da Lagoa
Praia de Melides
Praia do Morgável
Praia do Pego
Praia de Pinheirinho
Praia de Porto Covo
Praia Raposa
Praia da Cota de Santo André
Praia de São Torpes
Praia de Troia-Mar
Praia de Vale de Figueiros

Setúbal Castle

Setúbal Fort

Setúbal Street

Setúbal View

Setúbal Square

Setúbal Beach

Setúbal Windmill

Setúbal Street

Other Nearby Lisbon Towns

Cascais · Estoril · Lisbon · Mafra · Palmela · Queluz · Sesimbra · Setúbal · Sintra


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