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Setúbal Museum

Setúbal Museum

In 1959, when the Hospital in the Convent of Jesus in Setúbal moved premises, the building became available.

Thus, in 1960, some of its rooms were taken over for a series of exhibitions commemorating the 100th anniversary of Setúbal being granted City Status.

This was subsequently followed by the conversation of the whole building into the Museum of Setúbal, on the initiative of the Santa Casa da Misericórdia of Setúbal and its the support of Setúbal Municipal Council and Civil Governor.

The official opening of the Museum took place on February 5, 1961.

The Museum contains collections related to art, history, archaeology and coins.

The art section is particularly outstanding, especially the 16th century paintings, sacred sculpture, gold and silver pieces, tiles and other forms of decorative art. Contemporary art is also well represented due to regular new acquisitions.

Guided tours of collections, urban heritage and exhibitions, teaching packs; workshops; conferences, among other activities, designed for all ages but particularly for school groups.

Admission is free and besides its own Documentation Centre, the Museum is also responsible for the Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Setúbal archives and three private, ancient libraries.

Visiting hours : Tuesdays to Saturdays, 9am/12am and 1.30pm/5:30pm . Closed to the public on Sundays, Mondays and public Holidays.

Rua do Balneário Dr. Paulo Borba, 2900-261  |  Phone : +351 265537890 | Fax : +351 265537 893

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.

Cheese Museum in Azeitao

Cheese Museum in Azeitao

The cheese from Azeitao is based on flock of sheep located at Natural Park of Arrabida, that were crucial for the localization of the habitants of the region of Setubal.

Born on the first half of XX century, the Cheesemaker “Quinta Nova”, also known has Old Farm was dedicated to the production of cheese and butter of sheep milk of the region.

Alfredo Filipe, the first owner was very known in the region and his art is perpetuated through decades which you can visit on your summer vacations. Museum of Cheese in Azeitao, Quinta Velha, Sheeps This Cheesemaker was covered by several newspapers and TV´s and he is also visited by schools to transmit the process and was on the Expo 2000 in Hannover and of course oriented to tourism during summer vacations or holidays during all year.

The senses increases on the Cheese Museum of Azeitao, where more than 50 years of this local cheese producer can be appreciated by visitors.

Techniques and history are distinct points that visitors can participate through production or attend.

Schedules:

Monday to Friday (10am-1pm / 3pm – 6pm), Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays with previous scheduling.

Activities :

Atelier of Azeitao Cheese Production, Tasting Cheese´s. 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.