Close to Lisbon, Setúbal owes its beauty to the Atlantic Ocean, the Sado River and the mountains that shelter this city. With a strong fishing and agriculture past, it has established itself as a place for tourism and leisure.
Come meet this special city and discover what Setúbal has to offer you. Know our suggestions:
This city’s interesting historical journey is reflected in the places to visit while in Setúbal. Get to know them:
Known for its verdant nature and imposing views of the Atlantic Ocean, this Parks offers its visitors a one of a kind experience.
Known for its biodiversity, where the Sado River meets the sea, it is also the home to a bottlenose dolphin’s community.
Built in the 16th century during the Spanish occupation. Today it is used as a hotel - called a 'pousada'.
National Monument. It belonged to the Moors and was reconquered by D. Afonso Henriques. Nowadays it is a hotel, a 'Pousada'.
There are plenty of activities to choose from in Setúbal, especially if you like to be in touch with Nature. See what you can do:
The bottlenose dolphin community that inhabits the Sado estuary can be seen in boat trips and it's a big local attraction.
Setúbal is known for its wines and mostly for Setúbal's 'Moscatel'. You can observe and learn more about the vineyards in a local winery.
A small and remote beach considered to be one of the country's most beautiful beaches. Great for diving and enjoying the crystal waters.
The perfect place to enjoy the natural beauty while you have fun hiking, caving, geocaching and others.
A long sandy peninsula, it is worth discovering its luxurious beaches. You can get there by car or by taking the ferry.
Setúbal’s gastronomy is known for being very tasty and made out of the best and freshest ingredients, as well as for its drinks. Know what you must taste:
A typical dish of Setúbal. The fresh cuttlefish from the Sado River is sliced in strips and deep-fried.
An emblematic wine of Setúbal Peninsula. Famous since the 12th century, it has been exported to England since 1381.
One of the 7 wonders of Portuguese gastronomy, Setúbal's grilled sardines are much appreciated.
This grilled goatfish is a typical dish and a result of the abundant fresh fish in Setúbal.
This sweet egg based pastries are a traditional Azeitão pastry and very enjoyed in Portugal.
Azeitão is known for its local cheese, made out of sheep's milk and very famous in Portugal.
Besides being nearby the capital, there are other places of interest close to Setúbal. Discover them:
A picturesque fishing village by the seaside, Sesimbra highlights include its charm and natural beauty.
'Fairy tale' region. Its 19th century mansions and fantastic landscapes will awaken your senses!
Exit point of the Portuguese discoveries! Along the river you'll find a huge range of landmarks.
Cosmopolitan town with a beautiful bay. It's a former fishing village combined with the aristocratic life.
A picturesque city in Alentejo known for its natural beauty and historical interest.