Download GPX file for this article
38.4437-9.0996Full screen dynamic map

From Wikivoyage
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Sesimbra is a fishing town and municipality on Portugal's Setúbal Peninsula. It has several popular beaches due to its location on Setúbal Bay at the mouth of the River Sado.


View of Sesimbra from the castle.

Sesimbra (s(ih)-ZEEM-bruh, /sɨ.ˈzĩ.bɾɐ/) municipality has 52,394 residents (2021, provisional), with about 5,600 living in the town proper.

Visitor information[edit]

Get in[edit]

Carris Metropolitana provides bus service from several locations, including Lisbon and the ferry at Cacilhas in Almada.

The nearest motorway is the A2 (Autoestrada do Sul) from Lisbon. Exit 2 leads to N378, which provides access into Sesimbra and to its beaches. Access from Setúbal is best from the N10 road to N379.

Get around[edit]

Map of Sesimbra


  • 1 Castelo de Sesimbra (Sesimbra Castle, Castelo dos Mouros, Castle of the Moors). Summer: 10:00–20:00 daily, winter: 07:00–19:00 daily. This medieval castle, built c. 1200, lies on a cliffside with excellent views. It is a national monument. Free. Castelo de Sesimbra (Q5049828) on Wikidata Castle of Sesimbra on Wikipedia


  • Beaches. With its coastal location, Sesimbra is blessed with numerous beaches.






Go next[edit]

This city travel guide to Sesimbra is a usable article. It has information on how to get there and on restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.