The city of Setubal
lacks in atractions, there isn' t much to do. The suburbs of Palmela ( castle), Sesimbra (beautiful beaches), Troia Peninsula (quite/adorable beach), serra da Arrabida (mount) are quite nice & lovely. Setúbal downtown is probably the place to go if you want to see the best parts of the city. Just ask how you can get to Avenida Luisa Tody (venue), and the rest will work out just fine. You can see some of the nicer monuments, architecture and daily life there. Also, at the end of the venue you will enter Arrabida. And anywhere to the sides is filled with shops and typical streets.
You might want to go to Arrabida to enjoy nature at its best in the Setúbal area, but be careful, its really not that hard to get lost there. Also, in avenida Luisa Tody, and if want to experience the typical morning for many people, you can go to the fishmarket and see things around. Theatre Luisa Tody, is located in the venue also, if you are a theatre fan, shows will be in Portuguese, though. You can also go for a walk in the park, it is located near the bus terminal, and rather near the Luisa Tody venue, its called "Parque do Bonfim" (Bonfim park).
There are several schools in Setúbal, and
one polytechnic for higher education.
There are many shops spread around the city, as normal. In the '''Luisa
Tody 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.
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€.
There's a nice selection of bars in Setúbal downtown.
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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overall a safe area. There are some parts 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, usually you won't have a problem. If you are alone at night, just walk in very well lit places and with many people around . Lately there have been some troubles in Setubal, especially late at nite.