Be enchanted by the vibrant colours of Setúbal
Meliá Setúbal Hotel is a 4 star hotel located in the city center, close to renowned points of interest; Sado estuary, the Arrábida National Park, the beaches of Tróia and Comporta. All services and facilities were designed to create a memorable stay for our guests.
Located in the region known as “Costa Azul”, Setúbal is an important port and commercial city, popular among tourists due to its natural environment and cultural attractions. Fishing is one its biggest industries. The historic centre features pedestrianised areas flanked by traditional shops leading up to a lovely avenue with a huge and refreshing garden.
• Observe the Sado dolphins
Off the coast of Setúbal you can see bottlenose dolphins (tursiops truncatus) between the Atlantic coast (Galé and Arrábida) and the Sado estuary, one of only three areas where dolphins live in European waters.
• Savour the Setúbal muscatel
A typical product of the wine-growing region in Setúbal and a treasure of Portuguese wines, muscatel is aged for approximately two years and has a long, fresh and elegant finish. It is delicate and pleasant to the taste, creating a wonderful balance between sugar, alcohol and freshness.
This heavenly location boasts white-sand beaches with clear and calm waters. With an excellent location between the Atlantic Ocean and the Sado estuary, Tróia also enjoys fantastic views over the incredible Arrábida Natural Park.
• Cabo Espichel
This imposing cape is located west of Sesimbra and thrills its visitors with breath-taking cliffs and sea views. For many years, the British called the Portuguese coast the “dark shores” due to the lack of light along the coast. Nowadays, the entire coast of the country is dotted with numerous lighthouses.
• Arrábida beaches
The beaches in Setúbal and Arrábida Natural Park are some of the biggest attractions the area offers to visitors, with the greenery of the Serra da Arrábida providing some refreshing shade to the sands.
• Sesimbra Castle
This majestic castle is related to some of the most important events in the history of the country. It was taken by the Moors in 1190, reconquered by the Portuguese in the 13th century and donated to the Order of Santiago. Named a National Monument in 1910, it is the only Portuguese castle alongside the sea that has remained well preserved until the present day.
• Santiago Church
This church in Alcácer do Sal is an example of typical 18th century architecture, with the interior featuring a wide nave, exuberant wooden details, paintings and blue and white tile panels depicting the life of Santiago, the Virgin, the Apostles, the four Evangelists and the holy bishops.
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