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Montijo

Montijo

Montijo is a portuguese city on district of Setúbal near the capital (20 km) with 26500 habitants.

A city that join the beauty of Tagus river with rural landscapes, that makes excellent contrast of colours.

With human presence since Paleolithic, “Aldegallega” is the primitive name of Montijo .

The locals dedicated to salt extraction and wine-producing. In the past, Montijo supplied the capital of Portugal through small boats and “bateis” (specific boats).

What to see and do in Montijo:

Walking tours : There are different walking tours available where you can improve the knowledge of Montijo and surroundings. It’s possible to make different

Hunting Reserves : You can hunt ducks and wild boar. An encounter with nature and an opportunity to knowing the region.

Museum : Located at Atalaia is dedicated to the rural region and brings together much of the ethnographic collection of the municipal museum.

Historic Church : a historical place where you can enjoy several relics, including an altar piece designer by Tomás Luis of XVI century.

Gastronomy : influenced by Montijo location along the river and rural areas of fertile soils that produces food for a wealth of distinctive flavors in cuisine. Some local dishes: Caldeirada à Pescador, Lamejinhas abertas ao Natural, Massinha de safio, Ensopado de Enguias c/arroz de pimentos ou c/Açorda, Carne de Porco c/Enguias. Confectionery : Queijadinhas de Leite, Bolo de Milho, Pudim de Vinagre.

Crafts : tiles e stained glass, Copper, Bandarilhas, painted ostrich eggs, saddlery , cork.

Sports : You can practice several sports and specially BTT, Allroad, slide, rappel, climbing, canoeing, balloon.

Fishing: traditional fishing, practiced from the beaches and banks of the Tagus River.

Contact us if you wish to know more about Montijo .

We 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.

Sardines of Setúbal was one of 21 finalists and WIN

Sardines of Setúbal was one of 21 finalists and WIN

Sardines of Setúbal was one of 21 finalists and win,the “New 7 Wonders of Cuisine ” which aims to promote the best traditional dishes with unique tastes and quality of the portuguese food and gastronomy.

Divided into seven categories, with three finalists in each one, the contest has now 21 dishes finalists from a total of 70 candidates. Setubal Region travels to the final !!! and WIN !!!

Sardines of Setúbal competes in “Fish” category. “Entries,” “Soap,” “Seafood”, “Hunting”, “Beef” and “Sweet” complete the competition categories.

The winners will be defined, by the largest number of votes from the public and the winner will be announced in September.

Last year, the contest “7 Wonders of Portugal, Setúbal was represented in the final with the Natural Park of Arrábida and Portinho Arrábida, bathing area which won “Beaches and Cliffs.

Travel to Setúbal, has amazing landscapes, activities, natural products and an amazing gastronomy.

If interested in some recipes, feel free to check it here.

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.