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  • 1 Estrada de Escarpa Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Nacional 10 P - Setúbal

    From the Serra de Arrábida ridge there are views to the left of Mt Formosinho (499m), the highest point in the range, and to the right the site of Portinho and the Sado estuary. Below is the Franciscan Friary of Arrábida (founded in 1542), and numero..

  • 2 Quinta da Bacalhoa Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Estrada Nacional 10 P - São Simão

    This 15C aristocratic residence mixes Renaissance and Moorish influences and is richly decorated withazujelos. The quinta makes wine from the vines growing in its splendid gardens. An attractive waterside pavilion has its interior walls decorated wit..

  • 3 Castelo de São Filipe Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Av. Luisa Todi P - 2910 Setúbal

    This fortress, partly taken up by one of the most attractive pousadas in Portugal, dominates the town. Built in 1590, it is adorned with glaze and bastions in the Vauban style. Worthy of note in the chapel are the azulejos from the 18C which recall t..

  • 4 Church of Jesus Interesting

    Religious buildings

    R. Acácio Barradas P - 2910 Setúbal

    Built of Arrabida marble in 1491, it was designed by Boytac. This is the first demonstration of the Manueline art. The walls are partly covered in azulejos from the 17C. The Museu de Jesus is set up in the Gothic cloister of the church. The galleries..

  • 5 The old district

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Av. Luisa Todi P - 2910 Setúbal

    The old district with narrow alleys is mainly pedestrianised and has preserved its picturesque nature. There are some interesting monuments there.

  • 6 Church of São Julião

    Religious buildings

    Praça do Bocage P - 2910 Setúbal

    Its lateral north trifoliate doorway is in the Manueline style. In the church be sure to see the pretty azulejos from the 18C depicting the life de St Julian.

  • 7 Museu Regional de Arcologia e Etnografia

    Museums and art

    Av. Luísa Todi 162 P - 2910 Setúbal

    This museum brings together prehistoric objects (an idol carved in a bone, a Bronze Age ceramic vase), and Portuguese-Roman remains (coins), art and popular craft collections, costumes, farming tools and scale models of boats. It also exhibits many d..

  • 8 Troia Peninsula

    Nature and gardens

    N253-1 P - 2910 Setúbal

    This is an immense tongue of fine sand, blocking the estuary of the Sado, flanked by dunes and pine woods. The Troia Peninsula has been the subject of a great deal of tourist developments all along the north and west coasts where there are hotels, re..

  • 9 Roman ruins of Cetobriga

    Archaeological and historical sites

    N253-1 P - 2910 Setúbal

    Beside the lagoon, some relics of an important Roman town destroyed by the sea at the start of the 5C have come to light. You can see a collection of fish saltings, a grave, the remains of a temple decorated with frescoes and some spa baths.

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