Setubal, Portugal

Setubal is a city and a municipality in Portugal. It is located on the northern bank of the Sado river estuary, approximately 40 Km south of Portugal's capital, Lisbon, and belongs to the Lisbon Metropolitan Area. The city itself lacks attractions however the surrounding suburbs such as Arrábida, offers beautiful beaches and unspoilt nature.

Attractions in and around Setubal include a colony of dolphins which live in the Sado River, and across the river from Setúbal lies the peninsula of Tróia, which has a beautiful beach. The main historical monument of the city of Setúbal is the Monastery of Jesus, with a 15th-16th century church that represents one of the first buildings in the Portuguese late Gothic style known as Manueline.

Also of interest are the São Julião Church, also with Manueline portals, and a 16th-17th century fortress (Castelo de São Felipe), now turned into a luxury hotel (pousada).

Things to See & Do

* Suburb of Palmela - Castle
* Sesimbra - beaches
* Troia Peninsula - beach
* Downtown Setubal
* Serra da Arrabida - mountain

General Information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Euro
Language – Portuguese
Land Area – 172.0 km²
Population – 90,000 approx.
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC plus zero hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 351

Port Location – The port of Setubal is located on the outskirts of the city of Setubal.

Travel Links – There are airports located in Lisbon and Portela.

You can access Setúbal by trains from Lisbon, and most towns in the surrounding area. You also have lots of trains from anywhere to Lisbon, if there is not a direct train to Setúbal, you might want to consider getting one to Lisbon, and then to Setúbal.

There are buses that serve from Lisbon to Setúbal everyday and almost every hour a day, if you're in the capital it won't be a problem. There are also buses that serve the surrounding area towns.

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