Welcome to Setúbal

Setúbal was inhabited in ancient times by the Phoenicians, and by the Romans who settled on the south bank of the River Sado (in Tróia, opposite the present town), who called it Cetobriga, from which the name Setúbal is derived. It was the Romans who started one of the region's most traditional activities - gathering salt and preserving food in salting tanks whose remains still exist on the Tróia Peninsula. The development of Setúbal has always been linked to the seafaring activities facilitated by its location at the mouth of the River Sado, and it was already one of the country's main ports in the 14th century. Its agricultural produce is also important, some of which is mentioned in documents dating back to the 14th century, in particular grapes, wine, oranges and fish. The wines produced in the surrounding area are still famous today, especially table wines and the moscatel called Setúbal, which can be tasted in the cellars in nearby Azeitão, which also produces excellent cheeses and delicious tarts.

Top Tours & Activities in Setúbal

From Lisbon: Private Tour Of Arrabida With Visit To Vineyard And Wine Tasting

Visit and discover the region of Arrábida with us on this full-day tour of art, wine and passion! Enjoy regional wines with delicious tastes and aromatic bodies as you relax on the vineyard property. Bust out your camera one more time as you stopover at Cristo Rei Sanctuary going back to Lisbon.

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Transfer Setúbal (Hotel/apartment From/to Lisbon Airport)

Make your arrived to Portugal or your return to home simpler and comfortable!

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Private 4X4 Tour In Cape Espichel And Hell’s Beach

Experience to be driven in a classic jeep cabrio 4x4 to the second westernmost point of continental Europe. This Safari let you feel the harmonious spirit and the beauty of Espichel Cape, a place with a very strong landscape character. The highlight of this tour are the footprints of dinosaurs located on a ledge of the Jurassic cliffs and the remote Hell beach located near to the cape.

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Arrábida Private Full Day Tour

The mountain and the sea connected by the nature! Mesmerizing views!

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Serra Da Arrábida, Setúbal And Azeitão, Full Day Tour From Lisbon

A fascinating day between the blue of the sea and the green of the hills, the discovery of a beautiful nature, the friendly people, the unique palates and the leisure. Serra da Arrábida Natural Park is one of the most fascinating coastal landscapes. It reminds us of a huge green wall over the Atlantic with small bays of white sand and crystal quiet waters.

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Tour Sesimbra – Arrábida – Espichel Cable – Wine Cave (Jmf)

Know the best views and taste our wine.

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Jeep Tour Through Serra Da Arrábida

Come and visit Arrábida on this private jeep tour!

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Dolphin Watching + Jeep Safari – Sado River – Setúbal

To meet the Dolphins and the secrets of the Sado river.

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Language
Portuguese
Currency
Euro
Time Zone
GMT
Country Phone Code
+351
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