Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Setubal Oyster Festival

Between the 27th September and the 10th October takes place in Setubal at the outdoor Albarquel Park "The Oyster Festival", dedicated to the well-known Portuguese oyster Crassostrea angulata.

If you enjoy oysters, this is an amazing opportunity to visit Setubal during this festival and taste the best oysters that the region has to offer, as well as wine tasting sessions.

Visit our website to know more about this festival:

The Setubal Oyster Festival

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

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Monday, September 27, 2010

Watch our cute dolphins!

They’re friendly, cute and crazy about children. They’re a family of resident dolphins that live in the Sado estuary called “bottlenose”, a very common specie of dolphins. We all love to see dolphins and for many people the only way to do this is by visiting an aquarium. In Troia in Setubal you have the opportunity of seeing them in the wild all year round.

Watch this beautiful video of our cute dolphins and know more about them:

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Setubal city Triathlon this Saturday!

On the 25th September it will take place the 3rd City of Setubal Triathlon, a competition endurance event consisting of swimming, cycling, and running in immediate succession over various distances that is part of the national individual calendar.

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European Mobility Day in Setubal

Join us in Setubal today on the European Mobility Day where several events are taking place in the city, and you can even do a test drive to the stunning electric car in the picture!

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European Mobility Day in Setubal

Monday, September 20, 2010

Tribute video to Jose Mourinho’s career

Currently coaching Real Madrid in Spain, Jose Mario dos Santos Felix Mourinho was born in 1963 in Setubal where he started his football career on the football club Vitoria de Setubal. Watch this video on a tribute to his career:

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Thank you everyone that sent us photos and testimonials troughout the summer of your vacations in Setúbal we have it all here:

on the button on the left

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Special Promotion: Weekend 17-19 September

Stay at the stunning Quinta de S. Filipe, a luxury hotel in the Arrábida Mountain, for a very special price.

Follow the link: Quinta de S. Filipe

What's On in Setúbal?

Setúbal is a vibrant city and region with lots of events happening troughout the year. On our website we gather the ones you cannot miss, like these ones:

Still Living Statues in Setúbal

Click here if you want to be up-to-date with all the events: What's On in Setúbal

Monday, September 13, 2010

Portinho da Arrábida voted one of the 7 natural wonders

First it was the new 7 Wonders of the World announced in Lisbon in 2007. Then Portugal was inspired this year to choose its own seven natural wonders.

We’re proud to announce that the Portinho da Arrábida beach, one of the most stunning white sandy beaches in the Setúbal region has won in the category “Beaches and Cliffs”.

To know more click here: Portinho da Arrábida

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Hans Christian Andersen's visit to Setúbal

Hans Christian Andersen visited Setúbal in 1834 and described it as a "terrestrial paradise".

A keen traveller, he was already 61 years old when he came to Portugal to visit his two childhood friends, who had the beautiful house "Quinta dos Bonecos" near Palmela in the region of Setúbal.

He used to write travelogues and his visit to Setúbal inspired him to write the book "A Visit to Portugal" as wonderful as his fairy tales, which to this day continue to delight children and adults all over the world.

Some extracts:

The region at the foot of the Serra da Palmela is more picturesque. Soon ahead is Setúbal, the St Ubes of the English, where endless orange groves cover the whole valley between Palmela, São Luís and the Serra da Arrábida out towards the sea.”

"“(…) The carriage in Setúbal was waiting for us, and so too were the newspapers, which we started reading with great interest in order to find out what was happening in the world. (…) While blood was being shed and death rattles were being heard in other countries, peace reigned over Portugal, a country far from those dangers. And I felt and enjoyed that tranquility, that beauty and peace.”

"Lights shone in the white houses of Setúbal. (…) All this beauty could never be reproduced in a painting or described in words.”

“ (..) after breakfast it was time to say goodbye. Jorge O’Neill joked and smiled but I felt sad. I wondered if we would ever meet again and I was sure that I would never visit this faraway and beautiful country again, where I had felt so well and at home.”

“When, God willing, I am once again walking

Among the beech trees in my homeland,

My thoughts will often return

To the beautiful country that is Portugal.”

Visit our website to know more about Setúbal:

Portugal Dream Coast

Friday, September 10, 2010

What is your favourite restaurant in the Setúbal region?

We're asking our fans on our Facebook page what is your favourite restaurant in the Setúbal region. Want to share your favourite as well or just see people's recommendations?

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Setúbal public holiday commemorations

On the 15th September the city of Setúbal commemorates its annual public holiday also known as “Bocage Day” in honour to the Neoclassic poet born in Setúbal in 1765.

Click to know more about this fantastic day: Bocage Day

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Summer 2010 in Setúbal (in images)

Beach, Sports, Festivals, Food and music events, and much more took place this last summer in the region of Setúbal in Portugal. See the highlights in this video and visit the website Portugal Dream Coast to know more about this fantastic region!

Monday, September 6, 2010

International World Fishing Competition

The 3rd International World Fishing Competition on an anchored boat takes place on the 4th-12th September in the Sado Estuary with the participation of more than 50 athletes from six different nationalities.

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Sunday, September 5, 2010

Join us on Facebook

We work hard to promote the beautiful location of Setúbal in Portugal to the world and to bring you the best the region has to offer.

Join us on our new Facebook page and share it with your friends, we'll appreciate that. :)

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Friday, September 3, 2010

Eurovision Party 2010 in Setúbal – September

After the success of last year’s event, Setúbal will once again host the official Eurovision party in Portugal on the 11th September.

This event will take place at the open air “Auditório José Afonso”, on the Luisa Todi Avenue in Setúbal and will bring together artists from nine different European countries that were contestants from several editions of the Eurovision music contest.

Click below to know more about this event and watch the official video with all the artists that will perform live!

Eurovision Party 2010 in Setúbal

Stay at Quinta de S. Felipe - Arrábida Mountain

Quinta de S. Filipe, located in Setúbal, in the Eastern most part of the Arrábida Mountain range is 44 Km from Lisbon.

This centenary farm, on a hillside, has breathtaking views of the city of Setúbal, São Filipe’s Castle and of the Tróia Peninsula are just across, where the gaze goes beyond Sines (Alentejo’s Coast).

Click to know more about this stunning hotel: Quinta de S. Felipe