Ideas for holidays, weekends and trips in Setubal and its surroundings
Setubal is a bustling port city with a long and rich history, predating the Roman Empire. It offers numerous attractions and activities for your stay. One of its well-known landmarks is the Church of Jesus, which was constructed in the 15th century. Built in distinct Portuguese late Gothic style, the church is notable for its elaborate doorway and its rope-like stone pillars, made from local Arrábida pink marble. The church is also home to the City Museum, which has 16th century paintings, tiles and coins. Also worth visiting is the São Julião Church, a 16th century building with a red tile roof, and the Church of Santa Maria da Graça, which was built in the 13th century and has beautiful gilded altar decorations. The Fort of São Felipe is another must see. This star-shaped fortress was constructed by King Felipe II of Spain after his conquest of Portugal. It contains 18th century tile artwork, 16th century furniture and offers a great view of the city's bay. Setubal is in close proximity to great outdoor spaces, such as the Tróia Peninsula, which has beautiful sandy beaches, a golf course and a forest of pine trees. The Sado Estuary Natural Reserve, to the east of Tróia, is home to more than 100 bird species, including flamingos and white storks. Your stay at the Campanile Lisbonne Sud - Setubal will ensure you have a holiday to remember!