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Praça do Bocage

The square that recalls the memory of one of the most famous poets in the country anda native of Setúbal: Manuel Maria Barbosa duBocage. Right in the city’s center.Close to this square is where the main shopping are a of​​the city is located, services, terraces, restaurants, etc. This is also where the Setúbal CityHall is located.

DOWNTOWN - CITY CENTER

Take time to appreciate the unique features of the city's oldest buildings. In the downtown area there are several historical points of interest and several retailers that best honor the great tradition of Portuguese and Setubal’s culture.

GRILLED FISH

Setúbal is well known for its strong connection to the sea and its fishing tradition. Throughout the city you will be able to find grilled fish restaurants that are served fresh and with a flavor that you can't find anywhere else!

FRIED CUTTLEFISH

Apart from grilled fish, Setúbal is known as the capital offried cuttlefish. It is a traditional dish served with french fries or simply a sandwich to take away.

CONVENTO DE JESUS & FORTE SÃOFILIPE

Convento de Jesus is a church that is close to the city center and its area was recently interventioned in order to preserve this historic building. This building survived the great earthquake of 1755 and there you can find historical paints and documents that are preserved on the site.Forte São Filipe is another point of interest that will able you to have a great view over the city of Setúbal and Troia Resort.

MERCADO DO LIVRAMENTO

It is undoubtedly one of the main fish and fruit markets in Europe. From there, orders are shipped daily to different parts of the country and sometimes for export. Here you can make the best purchases for your meals or simply take fantastic pictures.

ARRABIDA NATURAL PARK

Serra da Arrábida is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful destinations in Portugal. In this place you can make incredible trails and find viewpoints that allow you to enjoy the most beautiful landscapes. Nothing will be missing, nature will, once again, surprise you. Do not miss it!

BEACHES

If you are those who enjoy take a rest and have a sunbath,you will have that opportunity for sure. Several beaches are available accross Arrabida Natural Park.Some of them are truly secrets from the nature.

PORTINHO DA ARRÁBIDA

Within the Arrábida Natural Park,one of the most prominent places is undoubtedly Portinho da Arrábida. Here you can find one of the greatest beaches, restaurants and a movie or magazine setting for a perfect photo!

AZEITÃO

Azeitão is an area of​​ several local villages and hamlets that begins right in the natural park of Arrábida. In this typical area you will be able to take a breath and enjoy beautiful landscapes outside of the city faster movement. It is also where some of the main wine producers in the region are located.

TRÓIA RESORT & GOLF

The peninsula of Tróia is about 25km long and stretches from the area of Alcácer do Sal and ​​Comporta to Tróia.It is a must to spend some time in this area and appreciate from the beach landscapes, historic ruins and rice paddies. You can get there by boat / ferry fromSetúbal (it is recommended that you go by car on the ferry for having a better journey).

SESIMBRA

Sesimbra isa popular place in summer and festive times likeCarnival and New Year. It has many beaches and is an area well known for tourist entertainment (hotels, restaurants, bars, etc.). It is about a 25-minute drive from the center of Setúbal.

PALMELA

Palmela is a traditional village whose main points of interest are the Palmela Castle with views over Setúbal andLisbon and the several landscapes with vineyards.

WINE AND DOLPHIN - WATCHING TOURS

If you like taking tours with greater interaction with nature and more enriching, taking a wine tasting in Azeitão orPalmela anda boat trip on the River Sado is something indispensable.

LOCAL PASTRY

Especially in Azeitão, mentioned above, you can taste unmissable pastries: “Tortas de Azeitão”, “Esses de Azeitão”, “Delícias” and many others. Also, don't forget the traditional muscatel from Setúbal.

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