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Setúbal

Setubal © Osvaldo Gago
Setubal © Osvaldo Gago

Setúbal, one of Portugal's oldest cities, is renowned for producing the most delicious muscadel wine in the world. Setúbal is also the capital of Portugal's sardine industry and has been a fish-salting centre since the 1st century. White mounds of sea salt drying in the sun are a familiar part of the local landscape. The city sits nearby the Nature Park of Arrábida. The park offers unspoilt nature and beautiful beaches. Lucky visitors may even be able to spot the dolphin colony, which inhabits the Sado River.