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Alcacer do Sal

Alcacer do Sal

Alcacer do Sal is a dramatic medieval hill-top city in the South of the Setubal region, with a population around 6000 inhabitants.

Wrought-iron balconies look out over the river and underneath them dwell a variety of cafés and restaurants.

Here is located the beautiful natural Sado river reserve named Reserva Natural do Estuário do Sado and it’s also here where the river Sado quietly meets the ocean.

It’s a city full of history with its medieval and charming streets and a castle at the top.

The town’s name comes from the Moorish al qasr meaning ‘the castle’, and the Sal refers to the age-old production of salt in this area.

Besides walking down the medieval cobbled streets and feelings its ancient history, other things to do in Alcacer do sal include:

  • Walking tour inside the city: seeing many examples of the remarkable Renaissance architecture in Portugal, like the Church of Santiago or the 16th century Convent of Santo Antonio,
  • Water Sports: Sailing, Windsurfing and Fishing at the Gaio dam,
  • Balloon sightseeing tours,
  • Boat trips: along the estuary,
  • Visit to the castle: where mighty ramparts and towers remind us of times when the city played an important part in territorial battles,
  • Bird watching in the estuary: where you can see many species of birds all year round,
  • Walking tour: Going on a walking tour around the region (called Passeio dos Negros),
  • Beaches: Enjoying the sun and sea at the stunning white sandy beaches at Comporta,
  • Horseback riding,
  • Visiting several small villages around the city: where you can see many pieces of archeology like the Roman remains,
  • And of course, enjoying the many typical Portuguese cuisine and wines of this region in one of its many restaurants. Alcacer do Sal has also a tradition of desserts which recipes have been secretly hidden for decades and are just delicious. Amongst others are: pinhoada, bolo de mel e pastéis de feijão e amêndoa.

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Canoeing on Mourinho River and Dam of Pego Altar

Canoeing on Mourinho River and Dam of Pego Altar

Alcácer of 5 Senses, is an initiative organized by Municipality of Alcácer do Sal to increase the knowledge of the county through several events.

On next 9 July , canoeing on the Dam of Pego do Altar through the calm waters till Mourinho River, near the small village of Santa Susana.

Than a small walk on the village.

Registration : 3 € pax .

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PIMEL in Alcácer do Sal is gastronomy, music and activities

PIMEL in Alcácer do Sal is gastronomy, music and activities

If you travel Portugal in a few days trip to Alcácer do Sal where it will happen another edition of PIMEL – Feira do Turismo e das Actividades Económicas in Alcácer do Sal (Fair of Tourism and Economical Activities) from 22 till 26 June.

The event has a wonderful programme with music, gastronomy, exhibitions and seminars.

Expensive Soul ( Portugal ), Áurea ( Portugal ), Dj James Warren ( United Kingdom ), Dj´s Rita Mendes ( Portugal ), Dj Fernando Alvim ( Portugal ) are the biggest musical names among others. “How to choose and Buy Honey”, “ Wines : from Vineyard till table” and “Crédito Agrícola and local development” are the names of the seminars.

During PIMEL , it will be also possible visit “Alfaias Antigas” Exhibition , buy handicraft products, watch the contests of confectionary, honey and regional cooking / food, besides the Bullfighting event on Praça João Branco Núncio and many other activities for Kids.

Alcácer do SalAlcácer do Sal is a medieval hill-top city in the South of the Setubal region near Sado Estuary Nature Reserve, 93 km to South of Lisbon and 57 km from Setúbal, with several activities like birdwatching, water sports ( Surf and Kitesurf ), amazing gastronomy and many other activities.

We also  invite you to spend some of your vacations and holidays time visiting Arrábida Hills.

We invite you to visit Setubal and to visit  Portugal.

Just take your flight to Faro airport or Lisbon Airport, reserve accommodations,hotel , choose a restaurant and activities and welcome to Portugal Dream Coast.

Travel Portugal and travel Setubal.

Reservations on Portugal Dream Coast

Reservations on Portugal Dream Coast

You can now make your reservations of Hotels, Flights or both through Portugal Dream Coast due to our partnership with Edreams reservations.

Some considerations regarding to reservations:
(1) Will you fly to Lisbon or Faro ?

(2) Which city will you stay ? Alcacer do SalAlcocheteAlmadaBarreiroGrandolaMoitaMontijo , Palmela , Porto Covo , Seixal , Santiago do Cacem , Sesimbra , Setubal , Sines , Tróia , Comporta , Lisboa ,Other ? (3) Click on check box of Flights, Hotel or Hotel+Flight (Has you desire) and choose the best option for you.

Note : When clicking it will open a new window on Edreams platform System.

May ask you to introduce more information concerning to kids age if you setup on your query one or more childs.

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We invite you to spend some of your vacations and holidays time visiting Arrábida Hills and Sado´s River. We invite you to visit Setubal and to visit  Portugal. Just take your flight to Faro airport or Lisbon Airport, reserve accommodations,hotel , choose a restaurant and activities and welcome to Portugal Dream Coast. Travel Portugal and travel Setubal.