Are you really a nature lover or are you ready for relaxation? For both, Setubal,is the place to go.
Also for the non-nature lover and the stress-resistant people there is a reason to visit Setubal.
Do you want to know why? Then click on read more.
We are happy to tell you about Setubal, one of the most beautiful places we have visited in Portugal. In the meantime we have been here for a year (Yes the time flies by …)
If you are really an adventurer and nature lover, then Setubal,is highly recommended to visit.
Setubal is a city located about 48 KM south of Lisbon. We always take the train from Lisbon (Station Entre Campos) to Setubal. It is a train journey of an hour.
In Setubal there is plenty to do, for example the Cidade Antiga (The old town of Setubal)
Setubal has various squares, courtyards and typical old shops.
Setubal also has a modern neighborhood where you can shop well and find many hip coffee spots. Are you really crazy about shopping then I recommend Avenida liusa todi. We ourselves have not come to Setubal for shopping but for nature.
Around the city you will find many protected nature reserves. So you have the reseva natural do estuario do sado where you can encounter dolphins. This attraction we have unfortunately .. not yet discovered but is definitely listed on our TO DO LIST.
THIS SEEMS SO NICE TO DO!
You also have a nature park called parque natural da arrabida. This park can be found near the city. Here you will unfortunately not spot dolphins but many different plant species (Almost as fun right?)
You can also choose to spend a day at the beach. Setubal has a beautiful beach. Keep in mind: if you want to take a walk on the beach, the water pulls back to the coast towards the evening so you can not walk back on a part of the beach. Fortunately, there are enough ways to come back!
Our favorite spot is at parque de morendas da comenda, here you will find a piece of beach among the woods. In the afternoon a beautiful river forms here because the sea water rises.
You can relax here and enjoy a beautiful environment on the beach between the woods. Alsoo … Dont forget to bring some meat because there are plenty of barbeques that you can use.
This place is really a must for nature lovers and people who are ready for a day off. (We all need it sometimes right?)
We have been together very often to Setubal, there are so many beautiful routes that you can walk. It is certainly worthwhile to walk through the hilly area, you will pass the most beautiful places and see much of the view.
Would you like to know more about Setubal or do you have a golden tip for us and the readers do not forget to leave a comment.
Patrick & Tess.