cheap, close to Lisbon yet not brimming with tourists, easy transportation to other regions nearby
Convento de Jesus seems to need "revitalization," making it the main attraction of the city.
If you passing through this region,go for it!
See S. Filipe forteress. In 1540, as a direct result of a direct attack of north African and French pirates, the inefficiency of maritime defence in Setubal was made very clear. In 1549, King D. João III (1521- 1557), was convinced of the need to defend entry-points to the ports and possible disembarkation pointsand beggan this new work. These...more
Convento de Jesus, or Igreja de Jesus, is located northwest of the central area of Setúbal. It is the very first structure built in 1491 by Diogo Boitac, who later built the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos in Lisbon. While the outside is in need of maintanance, its inside is known to have great Manueline embellishments such as various kinds of decorations...more
The port of Setúbal is very industrialized. It lacks the charm that most tourists may look for, but that is what I found so appealing about it. There were not really any souvenier shops, beach side strolls, or cafés to chat at. Instead, there were fishermen covered in various fish guts, others scrubbing blood off their boats, transporters carrying...more
Yes, you read correctly. That is Filipe, not Felipe (like the portuguese spelling)...The 16th century fort was named the Italian that engineered it.This massive fort sits on one of the hills overlooking Setúbal, and it is visible from almost anywhere in the city. After a huffing and puffing 20 minute climb up the steep roads leading to the fort,...more
The Romans named it Promontorium Barbaricum, alluding to its dangerous location, and a lighthouse warns sailors of the treacherous rocks below. In this desolate setting stands the Santuário de Nossa Senhora do Cabo, a late 17th-century church, on either side of the church a long line of pilgrims' lodgings facing inwards form an open courtyard.These...more
Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage (1765-1805) was born in Setúbal, the son of a lawyer and a French woman. He attended the Royal Naval Academy when he was 14 years old and deployed to serve in India in 1786. He lived for 2 years in Goa, returning to Lisbon at age 25. From that point on, he lived an unruly life in cheap bars and literary groups. He...more
See Santiago do Outão.The tower or look-out point dates from 1390.In 1580, the Fortress of Outão joined with D. António Prior do Crato on the side of Setúbal. A garrison of 100 men with 47 cannons held out against the Duke of Alba's army between the 22 and 24 July. In 1640 the garrison maintained loyal to the King of Spain until 8 December. In...more
We paid 30 Euros a night. The one redeeming thing about this place was that it had a pool.more
The Portuguese pousadas are hotels that are either in historical buildings (castles, monasteries,...more
Stayed August 2005, Medicore Motel at 2+* ratings at most, charged extra for a 10 year old kid. not...more
Antonio took us to Cafe C, a small restaurant in the center of Setubal. It has a very promising BBQ outdoors that boded well for our meal....but as luck would have it, after we ordered (we were 7 people) the waitress returned to say that one of the meals was canceled...then returned a second time to tell us that another meal was not...more
Avenida Luísa Todi is awashed with cafes and restaurants, also along the oceanside boardwalk that more or less goes with it. In the central part of this wide boulevard, you will find some outdoor cafes where locals and tourists chill out and enjoy the sun alike, but on the eastern side of the avenue, where the two separated lanes become one, there...more
The Setúbal train staion is served by three lines: Fertagus (Setúbal - Coina - Roma/Areeiro), Linha do Sado (Barreiro - Setúbal - Praia do Sado), and CP Intercidade (Lisboa Oriente - Tunes - Faro). It is located near the northern end of the town, and it takes about 15~20 minutes to walk to the center of the city via the soccer stadium and Jardim de...more
Fertagus is currently the only train service that directly connects Lisbon with its southern subrubs all the way to Setúbal via Fogueteiro and Coina. Usually the trains from Roma/Areeiro terminates at Coina, but there are services all the way to Setúbal every 30 minutes on weekdays and hourly on weekends. Owned by a private company, the Fertagus...more
38 Reviews and Opinions
Setubal is a fishing town, and if one prefers an excellent fish dining experience without the frills -- just as the locals want their fish -- fresh and grilled or cooked in a variety of ways, this is the place to be. But a walk along the docks where the fishing boats are completes the experience -- it just shows how very dependent on the sea, and the bounties of the sea this place is.
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...more
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...more
Troia near Setubal was the host of the 2009 ISAF World Sailing Troia Portugal Match Cup.
Golf: The Troia Golf course is considered amongst Golf players to be one of the best top golf courses of the world and was considered by “Golf World” magazine to be one of the best 100 Golf courses of Europe. Robert Trent Jones Senior designed the course and it opened for play in 1980.
The 368-metre par four 3rd is one of the finest sea holes in Portugal but there are more stunning holes in this course. The holes are laid out on the dunes whilst magnificent pinewoods line most of the fairways on the inland side. The course is challenging but whilst playing the player has charming views across the sand to the magnificent blue Atlantic. There are also Golf lessons available.
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Equipment: There is a Golf club where you can rent your Golf equipment.
We picked up a tourist map from the tourist office in the center of town and proceeded to get lost trying to find Igreja de Santa Maria da Graca. Yes it IS marked clearly on the map, but the map does not mention that all the streets are NOT marked on the map. But getting lost did lead us to some much needed gift shopping and eventually we did...more
It is kind of inspiring that this cross stands tall amidst a not so picturesque part of town and manages to stay intact, while the rest of the area is in shambles and everything is graffitied upon. Kids even come here to skateboard, jumping off of the cross. It has taken a severe beating like noneother.more
visit at the evening the promenad of setubal.at the summer there is a party on the street and there is funny things to see and doo (autoscooter ...)Also nearly is the castle of palmela, form there you got a nice look to the town.To the direction of beach 'figuerinha' you can drive up to a moutain and from there you got a beautyfull look to the...more