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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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Avenida José Mourinho , Setubal, Portugal

Avenida José Mourinho , Setubal, Portugal

The Avenida José Mourinho (Avenue José Mourinho)will now join the toponymic of Setubal city , a tribute to the football coach born in this city of Portugal, on January 26, 1963. His hometown Setubal is recognizing José Mourinho for life.

The Avenida José Mourinho becomes the new designation of Street Health ( Rua da Saude), located on the riverfront between Setúbal Street Workers Sea and Urban Park Albarquel.

Jose Mourinho made his debut as head coach in 2000, the service of SL Benfica, then the training Uniao Leiria which held an extraordinary campaign, coming to take the top job as coach of FC Porto in 2002.

FC Porto had a brilliant performance and won the Championship of Portugal in two consecutive years, the Cup of Portugal, getting an achievement unparalleled, by winning consecutive years in the UEFA Cup and Champions League, winning respectively the Glasgow Celtic and AC Monaco in the finals.

In 2004, London called the “Special One” who joins in Chelsea from Roman Abramovich, immediately winning two championships of England (after 50 years of waiting), the English League Cup and FA Cup. Always comes quite far in the Champions League and out of the club where he would return in 2013.

In 2007, heads the Inter of Milan, in which back to win several titles, both in Italian football (2 Championships Italy 2Taça Italy, 2 Italian Super Cup) and the Champions League,beating on the  Bayern Munich and after Internazionale Milano waiting for the Trophy for 50 years. Becomes mythical in Italy, where it is known and loved as “Lo speciale“.

Between 2010 and 2013, “El Especiale” led Real Madrid to win the King’s Cup, Spanish League (La Liga) and Spanish Super Cup, becoming the world-famous envisioned games with FC Barcelona, ​​heading now for the new project ahead of Chelsea.

José Mourinho, was considered the best coach in the world by FIFA in 2010, winning various titles for their teams (20 official titles in 4 different countries), individually and is today regarded as one of the three best coaches in the world of all time, despite its short but still fabulous career.

Its strong personality, leadership ability cream, plus its intelligence and enormous preparation in various sporting aspects, but also in the areas of management, in addition to great communication skills (fluent in 5 languages) make it an Portuguese icon , being willing to collaborate on initiatives in favor of the city of Setubal and Portugal.

So, now you have one more great reazon to travel to Portugal and Visit Setubal. We recomend many places on the web site ; Troia, Setubal , Comporta, Arrábida Hills, Beaches, Dolphins, Wines, gastronomy, nature and you will be welcome to Portugal Dream Coast.

Jose Mourinho, Setubal Portugal

Jose Mourinho, Setubal Portugal

About the region

About the region

The region of Setubal in Portugal lies just beneath Lisbon and on the River Sado, north of the Alentejo and Algarve.

The city of Setubal is one of the oldest cities of Portugal – a flourishing Roman community used to exist in the Tróia area.

As the capital has grown over the years Setubal has become wealthier and more urbanised, becoming a luxury tourist destination with its  resorts and offer in terms of activities.

The region of Setubal in Portugal doesn’t have the large crowds of the Algarve, and offers beautiful blue and green scenery in terms of beaches and nature, perfect weather and the tastiest seafood in the country, making the perfect destination for some quiet family holidays, romantic breaks or adventure travel.

The Setubal district has several locations north, east, west and south of the Setubal Bay, each with different characteristics.

You can discover here each one of them:

Discover the region.

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Your arrival on the Dream Coast reveals a region of colour, flavours, light, landscapes, and emotion, difficult to describe or explain.

Diversity, difference, and surprise are just three of the forms for us to highlight all the possibilities of an area which fuses golf, innumerable opportunities for conferences and meetings, hundreds of gastronomic suggestions, dozens of wines from cellars with a long history, for protected areas, a vast heritage all near to the capital of the country and an international airport with ease of accessibility.

Travel here and let yourself emerge in the ocean of tranquility that the region of Setubal offers you.

We guarantee that you’ll never think of travel holidays the same way. Once you go, you’ll know.

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Moscatel de Setúbal won International Contest Muscats du Monde

Moscatel de Setúbal won International Contest Muscats du Monde

Muscat grapes produces amazing wines and there is an international competition called Muscat du Monde organized in Montpellier in France.

This year in competition were 210 wines from 23 different nations where this amazing grapes and nectar of gods is produced.

Portugal was represented by several wine producers and we are proud to announce that Venâncio Costa Lima won Muscat du Monde, with his Moscatel de Setúbal Reserve 2006. The best of the best born in Setúbal region, more precisely in Palmela county.

Moscatel de Setúbal Reserve 2006 was the unique portuguese wine on the Ranking Top 10.

Congratulations!