If you walk along Avenida Luísa Todi, the city's main thoroughfare, you will encounter familiar smells of fish, coming from a large pink-colored building. This is the city's main market, Mercado do Livramento, where you can buy any kind of food in the best condition. Any time of the day, the market is busy and bustling with the locals, as well as some tourists. Go through the entrance where you can see the azulejo panels on both sides of the wall, then walk around the market to feel the local life. If you are a person who is more into learning a local life than visiting musems, this is the right place for you!
This is a beach, sports, and nature lovers' paradise. The Tróia Peninsula stretches for 13 miles south just across the Sado River from Setúbal, accessible by ferry. This finger-shaped peninsula is one of the few unscathed beach paradises in Portugal. There is a world renowned golf course, few hotels, and endless beaches...This is the perfect place to go windsurfing, sailing, dolphin watching, climbing sanddunes, or kayaking. You'll be surprised at how close to Lisbon Tróia is yet how pristine it remains.
Take time to visit the nearby vineries at VILA NOGUEIRA DE AZEITAO. The local wine is well worth sampling but make sure you book in advance if you want a tour!