In the 16th Century, Castelo de São Filipe was constructed to protect the port from passing marauders and it has now been turned into an attractive luxury Pousada for the benefit of the many temporary tourists.
The town of Setúbal is attractive with many pedestrian streets, gardens and interesting shops. Relax on quiet beaches listening to the calm waves of the estuary and the sounds of birdlife in the vegetation. The natural splendor and regional produce are there waiting for you. This quaint wee village has local specialty: “ Tortas de Azeitão “, washed down with a little drop of “Licor de Moscatel “. Given the opportunity, one would be a fool to miss out on the octopus salad and “Chocos Fritos ” (fried cuttlefish).
I think you will agree with me that Setubal have many great things for you to experience!
The Museu de Setúbal has many religious items and paintings. This museum houses collections related to art, history, archeology. Part of the collection is dedicated to the famous 18th Century Portuguese romantic poet Bocage.
The Museu de Arqueologia e Etnografia has a varied and fascinating compilation of items discovered in the immediate region, from Bronze Age pots to the processing of cork.
The Museu Nacional Militar is one of the best military museums of the World. The majority of the artifacts in Museu Militar are really unique. The museum armory is small but posses the completely unique and very rare examples of medieval arms and armor starting from XV century. You can get extra knowledge about Portugal and its glorious history.
Museu do Trabalho de Michel Giacometti : This wonderful and exclusive museum in Portugal is set in a previous Sardine Factory. Setubal once had many of these but they have all closed . This museum also has various temporary exhibitions representing cottage or household industries.
Blue Coast Bikes Day Tours offers a variety of bike tours, ranging from single day to multi-day tours across different regions of Portugal. You’ll see parts of the area rarely visited by tourists and to learn about the history and traditions of Portugal.
Parque Natural da Arrabida, one of the premium places in Portugal. Take your time to climb to the top and see Lisbon and Setubal and enjoy the splendid sights that a clear day can offer. Come down and rest on several small white sandy beaches and blue water . The Park Natural da Arrábida is the jewel of Setúbal.
On the South is the Peninsula de Troia accessible in 12 mins by ferry. Troia Is a holiday village having high rise buildings which are observable from distant places. Miles of Atlantic beaches, golf courses, hotels great for families with kids, and the ruins of the Roman period .
(This article was read at tourswithasory.blogspot.com)
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