Santiago do Cacém Travel Guide
Badoca Safari Park
Interesting safari park with giraffes, tigres, onixs, deers, zebras and many other animals running wild in the area of the park. You will go on a type of train through the park and the animals will come in curiosity.In the beginning of the park there are some farm animals,...
Mirobriga, the SHAME....
Funny how things stick in your mind and stand out above others. Here at Mirobriga we found what looked to be an abandonded workers shed that had fallen in on itself from neglect and disuse. Turns out that inside the building there were wall paintings and this was the...
The Mirobriga ruins gives you ample place to let your imagination take you back to Roman times. Even though there are no complete structures left standing, you can still stroll through the baths area or over the bridge. They also have a museum which we did not have time to...
The ruins of Mirobriga make a lovely afternoon or early morning trip, almost like a green park with the ruins popping up here and there through the green surroundings.We enjoyed wandering a few hours here. If you want more of the actual history I have attached a link.
Mirobriga, just on the outskirts of Santiago de Cacem, is an impressive complex of Roman ruins site of the most important roman baths discovered so far in Portugal. The ancient city is believed to have been orginally a Celtic settlement from around 5th century BC, but which...
A wildlife getaway at the Badoca Safari Park
Between Santiago do Cacem and Sines on the IC33 road, is the Badoca Safari Park, an area of 90 hectares of natural park where it's possible to see wildlife roaming freely. One can see the zebras mingling with the ostriches, with the giraffes just over there, or bump into a...
__________________________________________________On a hill near Santiago do Cacem lies the site of a Roman city, Mirobriga, where excavations have already uncovered a forum, two temples, thermal baths and a large circus.roman...
__________________________________________________The attractive main square is lined with fine 18th-century mansions built by rich landowners who sought refuge here from the heat of the Alentejo plains.a lovely historic center.____________________________________________
_____________________________________________like most alentejo towns, Santiago obviously has a beautifull castle to visit along with the historic center.unfortunetly the local authorithes had the misfortune iddea of turning it's interior in a cemetery. but soon to be...
The Municipal Museum, installed at the former jail-house and which still preserves some cells from its days as a prison, exhibits archaeological findings from nearby Mirobriga and etnographical collections, including beautiful lace, as well as a typical kitchen of the...
this train station does not work anymore.
off the beatten "track".
thou' still a good place to visit
and enjoy the tiles all over the walls.
Updated Nov 19, 2004
side by side with the historic center of Santiago do Cacem a marvelous country side, where you can take a walk and enjoy the views and the completely out off poluiton fresh air .The country is characterized by its mountainous ridges and oak plantations, from where an excellent cork is obtained, not only contributing to the regional economy but also traditionally taking shape as a popular art form in the hands of patient shepherd "sculptors".
Updated Nov 19, 2004
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