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Wine Destinations | Península de Setúbal

"Situated in the middle of vineyards, Azeitão is a historical village that got its name from the extensive olive groves that existed in the area..."

Discover the historic town of Palmela where artifacts from the Moorish invasions can still be seen. Situated in the middle of vineyards, Azeitão is a historical village that got its name from the extensive olive groves that existed in the area. Formerly a summer resort for noble men, the village developed a tradition of gastronomy and wine growing. The fishing village of Sesimbra is a mix of narrow and winding streets and on a mountain top lies a Moorish castle taking advantage of the peaceful view over the sea. From Sesimbra to Setúbal, we can find the Parque Natural da Arrabida on one side and the ocean on the other, and you will be able to appreciate one of the most beautiful coast lines of Portugal, the Costa Azul (Blue Coast). The calm bay protected by the Arrabida Mountains, the sandy beach and the fish restaurants offering the freshest catch make of this place the perfect weekend escape. Visit Portinho da Arrabida, a sweet little village with its white sheltered beach, over looked by an old monastery. Not far away you can visit also the beaches of Galapos and Figueirinha, where you can Scuba dive and windsurf. Setúbal has Portugal's third biggest port and is the capital of the region. Visit the beautiful church Igreja de Jesus and the 16th century Forte de São Filipe, situated on a hilltop from where you can enjoy a stunning view over the whole peninsula.