Between Sado, Arrábida, and the Atlantic
Setúbal is located 40 km south of Lisbon, and is one of the main cities in Portugal. Intimately linked to the industry, to canning, but especially to fishing, it is a dynamic city that is proud to have the Livramento Market, one of the best markets in the country where you can buy fresh fish and many other quality regional products. Don’t forget to try the gastronomic specialties, from which the fried cuttlefish directly from the fish auction stands out. It also has a cultural offer of interest, from which we highlight the Convent of Jesus, or the Fort of S. Filipe, with its fantastic panoramic view.
Arrábida Mountain is a Natural Park that reaches an altitude of 501 meters. It is known for its beautiful landscapes, with breathtaking viewpoints and paradisiacal beaches like Figueirinha, Galápos or Portinho da Arrábida. You can also visit Cabo Espichel, with its lighthouse and sanctuary, or the Convent of Nossa Senhora da Arrábida, a former convent of Franciscan hermits, hidden among the vegetation and facing the sea.
In the bay of Setúbal, between the Sado Estuary and the Atlantic coast, lives one of the only three dolphin communities in all of Europe. There are about 30 bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus). Book one of the boat tours that specialize in dolphin watching.
The Troia Peninsula is an area of great natural beauty. This strip of golden sand, about 17km long and 1.5km wide, has long beaches, known for their tranquility and exclusivity, as well as luxury tourist resorts with golf courses.
From Setúbal you can reach this little paradise by ferry-boat.
Flavors and Aromas
Let yourself be enchanted by the wines produced in the Setúbal Peninsula, from which the renowned moscatel stands out. You can visit some cellars in Azeitão, a town that is also known for its cheese and pies.