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The Setúbal Peninsula (Portuguese: Península de Setúbal) is a region in Estremadura, Portugal, across the River Tagus from Greater Lisbon.


Map of Setúbal Peninsula
  • 1 Alcochete — across from Lisbon on the Vasco da Gama Bridge, has a popular outlet mall
  • 2 Almada — facing Lisbon over the river Tagus, with an imposing hilltop statue of Cristo Rei
  • 3 Barreiro
  • 4 Montijo — on the River Tagus, site of Lisbon's proposed future airport
  • 5 Palmela — extensive town with numerous wineries
  • 6 Seixal — a city near the Tagus River with an historic centre and some nice bike paths
  • 7 Sesimbra — fishing town with several popular beaches and a castle
  • 8 Setúbal — the Tróia peninsula has vast white/golden sand beaches and several luxury hotels and resorts

Other destinations[edit]

  • 1 Natural Park of Arrábida Arrábida Natural Park on Wikipedia — a 108-km² park between the sea and the hills near Setúbal, with three beautiful beaches


Península de Setúbal (p(ih)-NEEN-soo-luh d(ih) s(ih)-TOO-bahl, /pɨ.ˈnĩ.su.ɫɐ dɨ sɨ.ˈtu.baɫ/)

Get in[edit]

Fertagus is a commuter rail line between Lisbon and Setúbal serving several communities on the peninsula. Its subsidiary, SulFertagus, provides feeder bus routes between surrounding localities and the stations.

Transtejo Soflusa provides ferry service from several Lisbon terminals to Barreiro, Cacilhas, Montijo, Porto Brandão, Seixal, and Trafaria.

Get around[edit]

Schematic map of main public transportation lines and connections on the Setúbal Peninsula (north of Rio Tejo is the Greater Lisbon).

Comboios de Portugal's Sado line is named after the estuary of the Sado River, which the line serves. The line starts in Barreiro on the south bank of the Tagus, where you can get by a ferry from the very heart of Lisbon. Various municipalities are on the line's route, including Setúbal.

Metro Transportes do Sul (MTS) is a light rail system with three lines serving Almada and Seixal municipalities. It has connections with Fertagus trains (at Pragal and Corroios) and with Transtejo Soflusa ferries at Cacilhas.

Transportes Sul do Tejo (TST) provides bus service throughout the peninsula and a few routes from Lisbon.


Visit Almada for the magnificent views from the statue of Cristo Rei towering over Lisbon and the region. For a glimpse into the workings of the port and fishing industries that propel the region, visit Setubal and Sesimbra, which also offer a number of more relaxed beaches than those north of the Tagus.


  • South of the River
Ferry from Lisbon to Montijo
Bus to Setubal
Bus to Sesimbra
Local bus or walk to fishing port (and return)
Bus to Cacilhas, Almada.
Ferry to Lisbon




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