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The municipality of Setúbal is located on the northern bank of the Sado River estuary, approximately 40 km south of Portugal's capital, Lisbon.
This little city, situated right on the Sado River estuary about a 45 minute drive south from Lisbon, has failed in attaining a glamorous history. Because of its prime location, Setúbal was an important hub for Portugal’s fishing industry in the early twentieth century. Sardines in particular were the cheapest and most popular fish in Portugal to which numerous factories were built along the banks. Today, none of these factories are still in operation, but some of their ruins still sit on the outskirts of the city. This is why, in recent years, the government and city hall have been making an effort to fix up and beautify the area in order to rid Setúbal of its industrial reputation, while attracting more visitors

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  • A "Fonte do Centenário", erigida por altura do primeiro centenário de Setúbal como cidade, em 1960, só viria a ter as esculturas em meados de 1971, peças do canteiro Fernando Marques Esteves sobre trabalho do escultor Arlindo Gonçalves da Rocha.
    "Fonte das Ninfas" nome atribuído por um jornalista da imprensa local, que desconhecia o verdadeiro nome, que é Fonte do Centenário ou Luminosa.Construída em 1960 para assinalar o centenário da elevação de Setúbal a cidade, as figuras representam as graças com que a cidade foi abençoada:A terra, o Mar e a Poesia, na base os brasões dos 13 concelhos do distrito. Um magnífico trabalho do escultor Arlindo Rocha, executado pelo canteiro Fernando Mendes Esteves.Setúbal – Av. Luísa Todi, 11.07.2009
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    2. 2. The city of Setubal is a modern busy city of 120,000 people with a major port (Portugal's 3rd largest) and a fairly large industrial sector, located on the northern bank of the Sado River estuary, approximately 40 km south of Lisbon. The main attraction for the tourist is the lack of foreign tourists: the city (and the Troia peninsula to the South) is attracting more visitors from Lisbon, other parts of Portugal and even Spain.
    3. 3. Glorieta – Luísa Todi (1753–1833)
    4. 4. Av Luisa Todi
    5. 5. Glorieta - Luísa Rosa de Aguiar Todi (1753–1833)
    6. 6. Luísa Rosa de Aguiar Todi (1753– 1833) was a popular and successful Portuguese mezzo-soprano opera singer. Luísa Todi, painted by Vigée Le Brun, 1785.
    7. 7. Purple Glory Tree, (Quaresmeira in Portuguese), Tibouchina is a Brazilian native genus of about 350 species of neotropical plants in the family Melastomataceae grown as ornamentals.
    8. 8. Portuguese pavement (calçada portuguesa) Avenida Luisa Tody waves and dolphin statue
    9. 9. Praça do Bocage
    10. 10. Praça do Bocage, calçada portuguesa
    11. 11. calçada portuguesa
    12. 12. All streets in the pedestrianised old town seem to lead to this mosaic-cobbled square, presided over by the arcaded pinkand-white town hall. It’s a sunny spot for a wander amid the palms and fountains, or for coffee and peoplewatching on one of the pavement terraces. Central square of the city of Setubal named after the poet Manuel Maria du Bocage, born in this city in 1765, the center of a square pedestal has a statue of the poet
    13. 13. Praça do Bocage
    14. 14. Praça do Bocage
    15. 15. Praça do Bocage
    16. 16. Portuguese pavement (calçada portuguesa) is a traditional-style pavement used for many pedestrian areas in Portugal, and throughout old Portuguese colonies such as Brazil and Macau.
    17. 17. Igreja de São Julião (St. Julian’s Church) 18th-century church, Praça de Bocage
    18. 18. Igreja de São Julião (St. Julian’s Church)
    19. 19. Igreja de São Julião (St. Julian’s Church)
    20. 20. Igreja de São Julião (St. Julian’s Church)
    21. 21. Praça de Bocage
    22. 22. Praça de Touros Largo da Palmeira
    23. 23. Fonte do Centenário (Fonte Luminosa), Avenida Luisa Todi, 1960
    24. 24. Fonte do Centenário (Fonte Luminosa), 1960
    25. 25. Sculptures by Arlindo Rocha (1921 - 1999), a pioneer of the abstract sculpture in Portugal
    26. 26. Coat of arms of counties in the district
    27. 27. Sculptures by Arlindo Rocha (1921 - 1999) The Poetry, The Sea and The Earth, and 13 Coat of arms of counties in the district
    28. 28. A Terra by Arlindo Rocha (1921 - 1999) A Poesia by Arlindo Rocha (1921 - 1999)
    29. 29. O Mar by Arlindo Rocha (1921 - 1999)
    30. 30. The Evergreen Magnolia is a stately tree and highly attractive on account of its elegance and large, scented blossoms
    31. 31. Ninfa do Bocage by Charles Correia (1930-1988)
    32. 32. Ninfa do Bocage by Charles Correia (1930-1988)
    33. 33. Mosteiro de Jesus
    34. 34. The Monastery of Jesus (Mosteiro de Jesus) is a historical religious building in Setúbal. It is one of the first buildings in the Manueline style, the Portuguese version of late Gothic. The cloisters of the convent houses the museum of the Monastery (Museu de Jesus)
    35. 35. The Monastery of Jesus was founded around 1490 outside the city walls of Setúbal by Justa Rodrigues Pereira, a noblewoman of the Portuguese royal court. After 1491, King John II started sponsoring the building of the monastery, which he commissioned to Diogo de Boitaca (or Boytac), an architect of unknown origin, possibly French. After the death of John II in 1495, King Manuel I continued supporting the construction works.
    36. 36. During the first half of the 16th century, Jorge de Lencastre, bastard son of King John II and Master of the Order of Santiago, donated to the monastery a large area in front of the South façade, known as Terreiro de Jesus (Jesus' Square) The church and monastery were severely damaged by the Great Earthquake of 1755. The earthquakes of 1531, 1858, 1909 and 1969 inflicted minor damage
    37. 37. São Francisco Xavier Jardim Engenheiro Luís da Fonseca (also commonly known as Jardim da Beira Mar), offering an incredible view of the river Twisted growth on Melaleuca sp. (Paperbark)
    38. 38. Melaleuca is a genus of plants in the myrtle family Myrtaceae known for its natural soothing and cleansing properties. There are well over 200 recognised species, most of which are endemic to Australia
    39. 39. Setúbal, Capela do Forte de S. Filipe Capela de São Filipe is the part of the Fort Sao Felipe above Setubal Today this fort is a Pousada (Hotel)
    40. 40. Text: Internet Pictures: Internet Sanda Foişoreanu Gabriela Cristescu Copyrights of the photos belong to each photographer Presentation: Sanda Foişoreanu Sound: Gonçalo Salgueiro - Chora Mariquinhas Chora; Rosinha; A Saudade foi à praça