Setúbal Fishing Port - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
This panorama was taken near Setúbal Fishing Port.
Setúbal is a city of great importance, with a privileged geographical situation in the south of the river Tejo, called the Costa Azul extending over a plain on the right bank of the Sado, Portugal.
Setúbal Fishing Port - FURTHER INFORMATION
Setúbal Fishing Port - Setúbal visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Setúbal Fishing Port' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Distrito Setubal.
The area around Setubal has been occupied by people since prehistoric times. Over the centuries, the region was visited, and occupied, by the Phoenicians, Greeks and Carthaginians who all came to Iberia in search of salt and tin. During Roman occupation Setúbal became an important port on the Alcacer do Sal, trading in pottery and salted fish. This association with the sea continued to the end of the 20th century with several fish canning factories running for a time. One of these has now been turned into the Michel Giacometti Work Museum, an industrial museum about the fishing industry opened by Michel Giacometti in 1987 and now one of the tourist attractions in the town.
Today, while there is still a small, local fishing fleet, many of the moorings are occupied by leisure and pleasure boats and yachts.
Setúbal and Costa Azul Regional Tourist Office (Região de Turismo de Setúbal)
Travessa Frei Gaspar 10,
Apartado 73, 2901
Phone: 265 534 222 / 265 539 120
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Road: Setúbal lies just south of the A2 / E1 about 50km southeast of central Lisbon and 40km from Almada. It is about 100km west of Evora.
Train: Setúbal Station, Praça do Quebedo Station.
Flight: Lisbon Airport