Tour Arrábida and Sesimbra Program
CASTELO PALMELA CASTLE
Palmela Castle Pousada - Inside the walled area of the Palmela Castle, Donated by D. Sancho I in the century XV to the military Order of Santiago. Major works were made in the century XV, particularly in the western sector, where a church and convent of Santiago where constructed “Order´s headquarters”. Later, in the late XVII century, a new convent was built. Palmela Castle is classified as a national monument since 1910.
Tasting the Cheese Azeitão -Before wine Tasting we make a stop in Azeitão to taste Azeitão cheese
Visit to Handmade Tiles Factory which maintains the process of hand-made, with origins in the eighteenth century and the technique using stoneware. Visitors can enjoy the various stages of the manufacturing process, from the glazing and finishing in the paint. They can also enjoy the experience of paint your own tile.
HOMESTEAD WINE PRODUCER MOSCATEL VISIT
Quinta da Bacalhoa - Considered the most beautiful farmhouse from the first half of the fifteenth century still exists in Portugal, Quinta da Bacalhôa is an old property of the Portuguese Royal House. Located in Azeitão, Quinta and the famous Bacalhôa Palace are an artistic monument of great importance for the country.
Visit to the “Quinta da Bacalhoa” cellar From the inside to outside, we can see uniques parts of the private art collection, through the gardens and the vineyards to the lake house where we can find the first tile “azulejo” dated in Portugal
- Visit the Cellar
Moscatel Wine Tasting - Moscatel is the name given to a group of very sweet grape varieties. Various wines and sparkling wines are produced from Moscatel grapes, always having the characteristic sweetish. In general, accompany fine desserts and when ice cream are refreshing and also as appetizer.
Visit and Wine Tasting: Extra Cost: 10 € Per Person
- Tasting Moscatel Wine
The Originality of the landscape is due not only to its natural but also to the remote humanization features of these spaces, which generally developed in harmony with the natural environment . Arrábida hills are a group of elevations and several hills as the hill of “S. Luis”, “Gaiteiros”, “S. Francisco” and “Louro”, and the highest Arrábida Hill.
“Portinho da Arrábida” - One of the most beautiful portuguese beaches, where white sand, transparent waters and bright set a fantastic contrast to the imposing austerity of Arrábida
Sesimbra - Clearly has the charm of a land of people of the sea. A stroll through the narrow and steep streets allows us to observe the decorations of the houses related to the sea. The presence of nets and other fishing gear, do not deny that we are right in the center of a land of fishermen..
Cabo Espichel – “Espichel” cape is in the extreme southwestern of Setúbal near Sesimbra. The beauty of the landscape stands out on this cape. The Lighthouse and the “Our Lady” Shrine.