A 17th Century Fort which was built by King Filipe, The Hotel Pousada
de Setubal is on a hilltop overlooking the city.
The Pousada has excellent views
over the Sado Estuary and the Troia peninsula to the Atlantic Ocean in
Setubal is the third
largest port in Portugal and holds a fish auction every morning at the harbour.
There are a number of interesting monuments in the old town, the most important being the Igreja (church)
This church is considered
to be the first Manueline building and boasts an impressive doorway.
Its twisted granite pillars
were hewn and transported from the nearby Arrabida Natural Park.
The Igreja de Santa Maria
da Graca was built in the 13th Century. The church was rebuilt in the 16th Century
and contains fine carved altars and 18th Century azulejos (tiles).
The museum of Michel Giacometti
has a good collection of ethnic tools that were once used by the local artisans.
From Setubal it is possible
to take a boat on the Sado estuary to watch the bottle nosed dolphins.
The Arrabida Natural Park
is 20 kilometres from Setubal, it has a spectacular granite ridge and is
a haven for wildlife.
A trip to Vila Fresca de
Azeitao is a must for wine connoisseurs.
A wine tour of the vaults
of Jose Maria is recommended and this includes a free tasting of the locally
The Pousada de Setubal has
a beautiful Baroque Chapel lined with azulejos relating to the
life of St. Filipe.
The accommodation comprises
a total of 16 rooms as follows: 1 suite with twin bedroom and sea view,
7 twin bedrooms with view and 8 double rooms.
The rooms all have private
bathroom and air conditioning, a telephone and,cable television, mini-bar, a safe,
hair dryer and bathing gowns.
The hotel facilities include
restaurant, bar and terrace, snookerand family games and there is parking.
The terrace has excellent
views over the port and river estuary.
Try the local seafood and muscatel wines in this historic fortress.
This Pousada Hotel also has facilities for conferences.
Activities in the area include
golf, fishing, hunting, water sports, diving, country walks, river cruises, paintball,
four-wheel driving of vehicles and motor bikes, hot air ballooning and paintball.
For golf in the area,try the Troia Course.
The international airport
at Lisbon (Lisboa) is about 47 kilometers from this Pousada of