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17 travelers at this place:

  • Day542

    Sardines, cake, choco frito, vinho verde

    November 29, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    As well as a great location, Setúbal and the surrounding area has lots to offer to tempt the taste buds.

    Sardine fishing, processing and canning was once a huge employer in the town with over 140 factories which did everything from processing the fish to making the tins and then decorating them using lithography to create very attractive labels before they were exported all over the world. Today they are no more but one of the factories has been turned into a museum showcasing life in those days and includes a 1920's shop that was transported from Lisbon to go on show here.

    As well as sardines, the town is famous for its choc frito - deep-fried cuttlefish. Every restaurant sells it, there is a cuttlefish jumping out of a frying pan statue on the main street and the market is full of them. They resemble ginormous squid and, whilst we love squid, I really didn't think I would like what looked like huge pieces of deep-fried rubber, but I was wrong and they were tender and juicy especially accompanied by a glass or two of chilled vinho verde, a young, slightly sparkling and light, local white wine.

    We also tried some Azeitão ewe's cheese from the hills just behind us. It was very runny and spreadable with a tangy flavour. Azeitão is also famous for its cake rolls, light sponge with a custard filling.

    One of our favourite finds though was Moscatel de Setúbal, a sweet, fortified wine served chilled with a twist of lemon peel, as an aperitif.

    If only Setúbal could guarantee the weather, we could stayed all winter but the warmer temperatures were beckoning us south.
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  • Day535

    South to Setúbal & dinosaur footprints

    November 22, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ 🌧 13 °C

    After a longer than expected stay in Nazaré, because there was so much to see around there and the weather was very changeable, we headed south to an Ecoparque site at Outão, on the Setúbal Peninsula, an hour from Lisbon.

    Our site, just outside the busy town and port of Setúbal (birthplace of José Mourinho) is set on the shores of the Sado estuary, home to bottlenose dolphins and flamingoes. We have a great view of the estuary and watch in amazement as ships, guided by local pilots, navigate through the sandbanks while locals fish with three rods from their pedalo canoes.

    Behind us is the Parque Natural da Arrábida, covering the 35km-long Serra da Arrábida mountain range, which provided us with panoramic vistas across to Lisbon on one side and the beaches and estuary on the other as we made our way across it on the motorbike in search of dinosaur footprints!

    We took the coast road as far as we could to Cabo Espichel and admired the lighthouse that stood tall above the sheer cliffs. It would have guided us, as it did many others, when we were making our journey south in the boat years earlier. It is in this area that it is possible to see dinosaur footprints embedded in the limestone cliffs but with neither time nor the weather for that on our side, we headed inland to a more accessible site at Zambujal.

    Years earlier, local quarrymen came across some strange markings in the stone they were working on. Further investigation revealed that these were dinosaur footprints that were 150 million years old! We couldn't even imagine something of that age but the storyboard explained how, from the footprints, the experts were able to work out the size, age and speed of the dinosaurs.

    The area is also full of gastronomic specialities so we could be here for some time........
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  • Day9

    Sardinhas. YES!

    May 10, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    After smelling sardinhas for the past week we finally found a place to try them. Restinguinhas is a restaurant on the outskirts of Setùbal with lots of workers stopping there for lunch. Always a good sign for quality and value for money. The sardines were excellent. Easy to eat which means they were fresh and well cooked.Read more

  • Day6

    En sista provning och avslutningsmiddag

    September 28, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

    En rundtur på Setúbal, en provning av Moscatel de Setubal och en väldigt bra buffé på Dona Isilda fick avsluta denna dag och resa. I morgon är det väckning kl 5 för transfer till Lissabon AirPort.
    Chauffören Ben avtackades med insamlade pengar och även guiden Martin fick ett stort tack för sin insats. Det har ju varit en stor grupp, 43 personer. Vi var 20 från vår vinklubb.
    En kul vecka som gått väldigt fort!
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  • Day6

    Setubal | Troia Beach

    July 11, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Heute haben wir nach einer solch turbulenten Nacht ausgeschlafen und haben uns gegen Mittag in die Innenstadt von Setubal aufgemacht. Dort haben wir in der Markthalle Frühstück eingekauft und am Hafen gefrühstückt. Dann ging es mit dem Boot auf die Halbinsel Troia. Nach einem Spaziergang durch die Dünen sind wir nun am Strand. Karibik Feeling!Read more

  • Day6

    Setúbal, Portugal

    July 11, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Bevor es am Abend zurück mit der Fähre von Troia nach Setubal ging, schlichen wir uns im Design Hotel ein checkten die View aus... Fürs nächste Mal ;) . Nach einem kurzen (es war gegen alle Erwartung plötzlich kühl und windig) Bummel durch die Stadt fanden wir ein niedliches und preiswertes Restaurant am Rathaus. InSado.Read more

  • Day6

    Fátima och Setúbal

    September 28, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Sista dagen! Ett lunchstopp i Fátima, som är en vallfartsort för katoliker. Tre barn fick uppenbarelser av jungfru Maria här 1917. Det blev en stor händelse i den katolska världen. Och nu är det en imponerande plats dit många vallfärdar.

    Nu är vi i Setúbal söder om Lissabon.

  • Day7


    November 3, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Nach einem frühen Frühstück ging‘s weiter Richtung Süden Richtung Algave.

    Heute viel mit dem Auto unterwegs und beste Gelegenheit, die sensiblen Füße zu schonen.

    Erster Stop war Setubal. Muss man nicht kennen, ist auch nicht wahnsinnig sehenswert. Jose Mourinho kommt von dort, das ist aber auch schon fast das Highlight der Stadt. Ansonsten kleiner Fährhafen und eine schöne Markthalle mit allerlei leckeren Sachen von Käse über Gemüse bis hin zu Fisch und Octopus. Bisschen was an 🧀 für schmales Geld wurde mitgenommen, dann gibg‘s auch schon weiter.Read more

  • Day77


    October 22, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Heute netter Grill Nachmittag beim WoMo Nachbar. War sehr nett und der Wein war auch gut... 😆

  • Day75


    October 20, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Heute 27 Grad und so soll es die nächsten Tage bleiben.. 😎👍
    Sonnenuntergang von gestern und heute auf einem gemütlichem Platz 👏🌻🌴

You might also know this place by the following names:

Setúbal, Setubal, ሴቱባል, سيتوبال, Горад Сетубал, Сетубал, Σετούμπαλ, ستوبال, סטובל, セトゥーバル, სეტუბალი, 세투발, Caetobriga, Setubalis, Setubala, سیتوبال, ซือตูบัล, 塞图巴尔

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