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==See==
The city of Setubal lacks in atractionsis a modern busy city of 120, there isn000 people with a major port (Portugal't much to dos 3rd largest) and a fairly large industrial sector. The suburbs main attraction for the tourist is the lack of Palmela foreign tourists: the city (castleand the Troia peninsula to the South)is attracting more visitors from Lisbon, Sesimbra (beautiful beaches)other parts of Portugal and even Spain. The central Avenida Luísa Todi is a handsome tree-lined boulevard with a pretty fountain in the centre and coffee shops dotted here and there along its length. The covered market halfway along Luisa Todi is a joy: a large, Troia Peninsula (quite/adorable beach)clean and thriving commercial centre with fruit and vegetable, serra da Arrabida (mount) bread and cakes and fish stalls carefully laid-out within. Prices are quite nice & lovelyrock-bottom and quality is high.Setúbal downtown Off Luisa Todi is probably the place fine Bocage Square, with a splendid statue in its centre celebrating Setubal's renowned poet and a number of cafes and restuarants living the sides. Running off the square in several directions are a labyrinth of small streets with boutiques, shops and small cafes; here and there the streets open up to go if you want to see squares with a small church or monument. Following these old town streets eastwards the visitor climbs towards the high-point overlooking the Troia car ferry and culminating in the best parts of excellent Work Museum, celebrating the city's long industrial heritage. Just ask how you can get to Avenida Luisa Tody (venue)At the western end of the old town, west of Bocage Square sits the Jesus Church, a unique architectural structure with superb entwined colums inside holding up a horizontally-aligned sanctuary. To the rear sit the cloisters of the convent and beyond them one of the rest will work out just fine. You can see surprises of the town - a collection of 16th century local art, mostly biblical paintings, some of which formed an altar surround for the nicer monuments, architecture church. They are of very high quality and daily life theredeserve a visit. AlsoAt night, Setubal's streets fill with the aromas of char-grilled fish. The best restaurants are said to lie on the seafront near the fishing port at the western end of town. Local delicacies include Choco Frito (fried cuttlefish) and grilled Salmonette, a pink river-fish highly prized by the venue you will enter Arrabidalocals. Prices are remarkably low; around 20-30euros per person including wine is normal. And anywhere There is a lot to admire in the sides is filled surrounding areas: the Castle of Palmela, the Tróia Peninsula (quite adorable beach and architecture with the new luxury resorts), Serra da Arrábida (combining mountain areas, picnic spaces and the beach), the beautiful beaches and traditional fishing places in Sesimbra, the ancient but modern big cities of Almada and Seixal (closer to Lisbon) overlooking the Tejo (Tagus river), are all quite nice & lovely. Sesimbra has been developed somewhat in recent years and has suffered in the process: large-scale developments have robbed the town of its small-scale feel and the promenade has declined as a result, with ugly tourist shops and typical streetsa slightly soul-less feel has developed.
==Do==
You might want Setubal is a pleasant city to go to Arrabida to enjoy nature at its best wander around in, visit shops and admire the very scenic small old streets in the Setúbal areaold part of town. The fishing port is picturesque and colourful.From the bus station, but be careful, its really not that hard links operate to get lost there. AlsoSesimbra, in avenida Luisa TodyAlmeda, Lisbon and if want other local destinations. A roofless bus operates to experience Figueiras, a pleasant beach some 4-5km west of Sesimbra. The trip takes the typical morning for many people, you can go to traveller through the edges of the fishmarket National Park and see things aroundwinds round a river and through a cement factory before arriving at Figueiras. Theatre Luisa Tody, is located Tidal patterns are slightly hazardous off this part of the coast and lifeguards are zealous in applying local rules about where to swim.The other beach options lie to the venue alsosouth, if you are over the Sado estuary on the Troia peninsula. In the high season a theatre fanhalf-hourly catamaran service operates, shows will be taking some 10 minutes to ply the route to the newly-completed harbour and marina on the tip of the Troia peninsula. Here, after passing in Portuguesefront of Troia's upmarket flats, restaurants and casino, though. You can also go for the visitor is led onto a walk in stilted walkway which winds its way to the beaches facing west onto the park, it Atlantic. The water is located near the bus terminal, and therefore bracing rather near than welcoming.There are one or two companies offering trips to view the Luisa Tody venuelocal dolphins; many of these book up quite early, its called "Parque do Bonfim" (Bonfim park)so it is wise to book in advance.
==Learn==
There are several schools in Setúbal, and one polytechnic recently opened a Polytechnic Institute that is becoming nationwide famous for higher educationits quality. It offers courses on the most varied areas ranging from Sports to Business Administration, Nursing or Mechanical Engineering.
==Work==
==Buy==
There are many shops spread around the city, as normal. In the '''Luisa Tody Todi area''' you will find many small shops and bigger clothing shops mostly. For bigger commercial areas, theres the '''Aranguês Mall''', which is well, not very big, but has a nice selection of stores. Theres the De Borla/Aqua park, where you can find some big and good appliances and eletronics shops. And theres the supermarket Jumbo, for your bigger needs, with a few shops outside too. 
==Eat==
There are many typical restaurants where you can eat good grilled fish and typical food. There's also a good deal of fast-food shops and pizza places. You can also find Indian and Japanese food. For inexpensive Japanese food, you can go to the Aranguês area and ask around for the Japanese place, you can eat about everything you want with only 7,5€.
===Budget===
==Drink==
There's a nice selection of bars in Setúbal downtown.
 
'''Taifa''' Cafe Bar is a new space on Avenida Luisa Todi 558. It offers free wi-fi, a wide range of drinks, snacks and tapas, relaxed atmosphere and good music.
[[https://www.facebook.com/taifa.setubal]]
==Sleep==
In the heart of the Alentejo region, 30 km from Alcácer do Sal and over the Vale do Gaio dam, stands the beautiful Pousada of Torrão, Vale do Gaio.
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7540-909 Santiago do Cacém" directions="" phone="+351-269 822 871 / 269 822 074" email="[email protected]" fax="+351-266 707 248" url="http://www.pousadas.pt/historicalhotels/EN/pousadas/Portugal/Alentejo/QuintadaOrtiga/home/" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
This nature hotel has a beautiful chapel and it is encircled in a magnificent landscape crossed by a refreshing river, terraced gardens and a swimming pool are located where the former watering reservoir used to be.
* <sleep name="Hotel Novotel Setúbal*** " alt="" address="Monte Belo EN 10" directions="" phone="(+351)265 739 370
==Stay safe==
Setúbal is overall considered a generally safe areabut it has some of the major problematic neighbourhoods in the country. There are some parts of the city you might want to avoid, but the shabbiness will warn you of that. By day even in those parts you shouldn't have any problems, however, be cautious. Take the usual precautions, mostly at night in Setúbal downtown, but usually you won't have a problem. If Avoid being alone but if you are alone at night, find yourself in that situation just walk in very well lit places and with many people around. Lately there have been some troubles in Setubal, especially late at niteor call/grab a taxi to take you to your destination.
==Cope==
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