Friday, July 29, 2011

Mourisca Tide Mill & Sado Estuary Nature Reserve

The Mourisca Tide Mill is located near the village of Mourisca and in the Sado Estuary Nature Reserve. It has been restored and is now an environmental education centre and museum.

Built in 1601, it remained a working mill until the 1960s when it fell into disuse. the reconstruction work started in 1995. Watch some pictures:

This area is international well-known for birdwatching .

Thursday, July 28, 2011

O que faz falta?

Sant´Iago Fair has today a tribute to Zeca Afonso with several national musicians that made de project Zeca Sempre ( Zeca Always ) . Today, 10 pm at Manteigadas in Setúbal you listen this amazing project performing live.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Breaking News

We have 2 news for you! First, this is our 200th post on this blog and we are proud of it! Spreading the best of Setúbal Region .

Second, we would like to announce that Hands on Approach invited Anna Free to play at Sant´Iago Fair in Setúbal today 26th July . Black Tears is the name of the famous music that join Hands on Approach and Ana Free . Here is the video :

Monday, July 25, 2011

Hotel do Sado, new pictures

We have uploaded 7 new pictures of the esplanade of Hotel do Sado in Setúbal . The pictures give you an idea of this amazing space to drink a good glass of the best portuguese wines . See the sunset , see Setúbal , Tróia , all in a relaxing atmosphere of this wonderful Hotel .

Hotel do Sado Business & Nature **** has 40 double room, 9 suites and 17 family rooms with a capacity for 3 or 4 people. Travel do Setubal, visit the several monuments, get the best gastronomy and make activities you will like.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Setúbal Region fantastic weekend!

This weekend will be amazing at Portugal Dream Coast. Tomorrow in Setúbal will start the Sant´Iago Fair , a biggest event that mixes exhibitions, gastronomy, kids events, several activities, culture, traditions and live music. Amazing bands like Hands on Approach, Tony Carreira, Clâ, Homens da Luta will be present.

If you like the Beach of Melides, you have ano Grandola Air Festival 2011, the 5th edition with Model Airplanes, Paramotors, paragliding, kitesurf, windsurf, stunt kites among many other activities that can be made on the beach.

Music? You want only Music? Go to south of Setúbal Region and stop at Sines, this weekend starts the FMM World Music Festival with more than 60 worldwide artists that will perform on the Castle of Sines and near Sines Beach.

What are you waiting for? Visit Setúbal , visit Portugal Dream Coast , an amazing place for your summer vacations.

Schedules :
* Music Schedules of Sant´Iago Fair . Click here .
* FMM Sines World Music Festival : Click here

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Solar dos Zagallos in Almada on Setúbal District

Solar dos Zagallos was recovered by Municipality of Almada and transformed in a Culture Centre of local cultures. Located in Sobreda was built on XVIII century by Zagallo family in the time of D. João II (Portuguese King).

Rich lands from Caparica, to receive later D. João VI were built two noble halls that are very different from the rest of the palace. Open spaces for visitors, lovely stages for classic music, amazing tiles and fresh paitings are the motives to visit it during some hours.

Solar of Zagallos is a dynamic space that intends to preserve the local culture with regular culture activity during all year like exhibitions, concerts , recitals and several activities for young people. On the festivities of city of Almada , generally has several events.

One day at Solar dos Zagallos its an amazing opportunity to escape from city life, getting a relaxing moment at this farm , near Costa da Caparica and Almada.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Summer Pin at Palmela

Palmela will celebrate on the next 29 July the Summer Pin. Organized by Municipality of Palmela, Teatro O Bando and FIAR Association. This event will be on the Palmela Castle viewpoint, with several actors, lyric singers, philharmonic orchestra, chorus and local associations and the wonderful landscapes views over Arrabida Hills. The show will start at 10 pm and it is free! The organization suggests that you take a chair one blanket and flashlight. Free entrance.

More information concerning to Palmela | Setubal Region

Friday, July 15, 2011

Mazgani , Live at Palmela at Portugal Dream Coast

Author and singer Mazgani has an luso-iranian that shows his most deep feelings on our lives. Love, pain, solitude and guilt are feelings present on his songs and amazing work with sounds between the rock music and blues.

Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave and Tom Waits are some of the references of this singer that release his last labum in 2010 called "Song of Distance". October 2011, will be out the 2nd release of this amazing debut album.

Today will be live at Igreja de Santa Maria in Palmela at 10 pm, join us if you are in Palmela.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Super Bock Super Rock 2011 starts today!

One of the major festival in Portugal is once again in Meco from today ( 14 July ) till 16 July. Bands like The Strokes, Arcade Fire , Slash and Arctic Monkeys, Portished, The Gift (portuguese), besides more than 40 bands distributed on the 3 stages of the facilities.

The tickets for the 3 days sold out ! This is the 17th edition of the festival that is improving year after year with more and best conditions. It has camping area , transportation from the place of the festival to the beaches, car parking besides restaurants and many other facilities to enjoy the moment at the festival.

Visit Portugal and go to Setúbal region, this weekend music is also in Meco. Hotel do Mar in Sesimbra is partner of this biggest event, located in front of Sesimbra beach it is a wonderful place for your accommodation.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

New Dolphin Member on Sado Estuary

On 1st July born a new Dolphin at Sado Estuary. This is the 26th members of this resident family that loves this particular area for his preservation.

In Setúbal Bay exist several companies that make some boat trips and we advice you Évora Boat which organizes several type of trips, since sunrise to sunset, private or business, but always with the possibility to see the Wild Dolphins of Sado Estuary.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Special Summer Holidays at Hotel do Mar

Sesimbra has Hotel do Mar two steps away from the beach and organizes several activities inside or in partnership with other entities. Hotel do Mar developed two amazing packages for your next summer vacations if you visit Portugal and Sesimbra.

You can choose between 5 nights or 7 nights for your stay. Sesimbra is well-known has a place of fantastic gastronomy ( sea food mainly ) and during your stay you can make a trip on the Sesimbra coast (5 nights package) or Sado Estuary (7 nights package). On this last option you have the opportunity to see the resident wild dolphins of Sado Estuary.

Hotel do Mar has swimming pool, live music events, karaoke, sauna, tennis court and turkish bath. Another amazing point of the hotel is the restaurant, has an amazing landscape view over the Atlantic Ocean and you will love this relaxing moment forsure. More information concerning to this Special Summer Holidays at Hotel do Mar

Monday, July 11, 2011

Casa Agricola Assis Lobo on the Wines Day at Casa da Baia

Casa Agricola Assis Lobo was at Casa da Baia in Setúbal on the Wines Day, presenting their amazing wines ( red, white and moscatel ). This event was visited by tourists that wish to taste the amazing wines of the region.

Recently the brand won the Silver Medal on the 10th Edition of Italian Contest "La Selezione Del Sindaco" and they are proud of it. It is another award to join to the others that Casa Agricola Assis Lobo already won, speacially in Austria, United Kingdom and Switzerland. Casa Agricola Assis Lobo is one of the best portuguese wines at the moment.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Atlantic Ultra Marathon 2011

The Atlantic Ultra Marathon 2011 will start on the beach of Melides and will end on the Tróia Beach. Visit Setúbal region on 17 July and run 43 km on the sands of the amazing beaches on Portugal Dream Coast.

The runners will have to cross several beaches from the region, like Carvalhal , Beach of Aberta Nova, Galé, Pinheiro da Cruz, Pego, Soltróia . Organized by sport division of Municipality of Grândola , this is an unique event that people will be surprise. Has usual runners will receive some gifts for participation and prizes for the winners.

Visit Portugal and Setúbal region, where you will find several activities of leisure, besides the amazing gastronomy and accommodation.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Juniors at European Championship Comporta 2011

The Equestrian European Championship Comporta 2011 already started yesterday and today was the first qualyfing day for the Juniors category. In the end of the day, the results was :

1. Caira Imfeld (Switzerland) / EYCUP
2. Alisa Danilova (Ukraine) / EYCUP
3. Eleonore Lambilliotte (Belgium)
4. Sven Hadley (Ireland)
5. Tim van de Oetelaar (Netherlands) / EYCUP
6. Lena Pollmann-Schweckhorst (Germany)
7. Derin Demersoy (Turkey) / EYCUP
8. Jessica Dimmock (United Kingdom)
8. Kendra Claricia Brinkop (Germany) / EYCUP
10. Katarzyna Bobrowska (Poland)

It was an amazing day at Comporta and Portugal Dream Coast, not to hot and amazing for this sport. Riders and families are mainly hosted at Troia hotels, near the wonderful ambient.