Man has occupied Setúbal since pre-historic times;
These gave it the name of Caetóbriga;
Setúbal was an extremely important industrial centre,
connected to the fish salting business, which extended
along the river banks of the lower Sado;
Later Caetóbriga received the name of Xetrubre;
In the XIX century, this region became one of the
most important commercial and industrial centres in
Later the city’s name was changed to Setúbal, its
Setúbal was promoted to District Capital in 1926.
Igreja de S. Julião / S. Julião Church
Mosteiro de Jesus / Jesus Monastery …
…is one of the first buildings in
the Manueline style.
Museu do Barroco / Baroque Museum...
... built at 1714 and has a collection of
Largo de Jesus / Jesus Square...
... It’s a place for the younger's. Normally
they come here to graffiti or to
Parque Natural da Serra da Arrábida / Serra da
Arrábida Natural Park...
... Located next to the sea.
… One of the main attraction of the Park is the wealth
of its indigenous vegetation.
… There are also various companies that organize
radical activities, such as speleology, diving and
… Great and variety of fauna and flora.
Estuário do Sado / Sado Estuary ...
Carnaval / Carnival…
…Our carnival, is very funny. Normally we make
a parade with masked people in Setúbal
avenue. Our Carnival takes place in February.
Marchas Populares / Popular Marches …
... are realized every year and count with the
participation of hundreds of people.
Feira de Santiago / Sant‘iago Fair...
… has about 400,000 annual visitors. This fair is
realized in June and August.
Moinho da Maré da Mourisca Festivities …
... This is one of the first exhibitions of the county to
promote the local food. In this place we can see musical
performances, dances, play activities, such as traditional
Feast of Our Saint of the Rosary of Troia …
...In this party, realized in Troia, people camp in
the beach and coexist with each other.
Best restaurats to eat...
...Our restaurantes are basically about fish.
Novo 10 ...
... Is located at Luísa Todi Avenue;
... Serves fish and delicious snacks anytime!
... This restaurant has as specialty our
famous ‘Choco ’.
Casa do Mar ...
… This restaurant serves fish.
Ribeirinha do Sado...
...One more restaurante about fish.