Trips around Quinta da Periquita

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Trips around Quinta da Periquita

Trips and beaches around Quinta da Periquita

Quinta da Periquita is situated in the natural park Serra da Arrabida. Our villa is situated in the hamlet ‘Aldeia da Portela’. In the neighbouring hamlet Aldeia da Piedade you will find basic services as a little shop, a café, the bus stop and recycling containers. The nearest town is Vila Nogueira de Azeitão (5km north east). Besides supermarkets and petrol stations, there are is a broad selection of restaurants, wine cellars and monuments to visit. Sesimbra (8 km south west) has lovely beaches and all touristic amenities you will need, as well as supermarkets. You can reach the bigger fisher town Setubal through the beautiful coastal road in Serra da Arrábida.
A beautiful trip can be made from Quinta da Periquita through the Serra de Arrabida. You can extend the route to Setubal. The route: Aldeia da Portela – Casais da Serra – Convento da Arrábida – 7th Battaria (really worth a visit!) - Rasca Beach - Figueirinha beach - Galapagos Beach – Portinho and back home. You can find this route on the following link: https://goo.gl/maps/3H9Qg7Z9nZHuW1VX7 Please be aware that the low coastal road may be closed during high season. The high road is always open. A good Dutch website on the Serra: www.portugal-vakantie.info/top10/natuurpark-serra-da-arrabida.html. Beautiful walks can be made in Serra da Arrabida. The Serra do Risco, the hills you see from the terrace of Quinta da Periquita, has some nice hiking paths, from moderate to difficult. Park your car along the road near coordinates 38.46014, -9,01926. The area around the campsite of Picheleiros is very beautiful as well. Around Cabo Espichel, you will find hiking paths with amazing views over the ocean. More information can found online, for example on the website www.vagamundos.pt.
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Serra da Arrábida
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A beautiful trip can be made from Quinta da Periquita through the Serra de Arrabida. You can extend the route to Setubal. The route: Aldeia da Portela – Casais da Serra – Convento da Arrábida – 7th Battaria (really worth a visit!) - Rasca Beach - Figueirinha beach - Galapagos Beach – Portinho and back home. You can find this route on the following link: https://goo.gl/maps/3H9Qg7Z9nZHuW1VX7 Please be aware that the low coastal road may be closed during high season. The high road is always open. A good Dutch website on the Serra: www.portugal-vakantie.info/top10/natuurpark-serra-da-arrabida.html. Beautiful walks can be made in Serra da Arrabida. The Serra do Risco, the hills you see from the terrace of Quinta da Periquita, has some nice hiking paths, from moderate to difficult. Park your car along the road near coordinates 38.46014, -9,01926. The area around the campsite of Picheleiros is very beautiful as well. Around Cabo Espichel, you will find hiking paths with amazing views over the ocean. More information can found online, for example on the website www.vagamundos.pt.
Setubal is an authentic Portuguese city, on the Sado river statuary. It has a pittoresque fishing harbor, a historic centre and a couple of interesting monumental buildings and museums to visit. Sétubal is probably the best place in Portugal to eat fish. A good website for tourist visits is: https://www.thecrazytourist.com/15-best-things-setubal-portugal/ Museums / Musées / Museos / Museus: -Museu do Trabalho Michel Giacometti -Castelo (Palmela) Churches / Kerken / Eglises / Iglesias / Igrejas -Monastery of Jesus / Convento de Jesus -Igreja de São Julião Markets / Marchés / Mercados / Mercados: -Mercado do Livramento Dolphin watching Bird watching (Flamingos) -Observatório da Caldeira do Moinho -Herdade da Mourisca
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Setubal
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Setubal is an authentic Portuguese city, on the Sado river statuary. It has a pittoresque fishing harbor, a historic centre and a couple of interesting monumental buildings and museums to visit. Sétubal is probably the best place in Portugal to eat fish. A good website for tourist visits is: https://www.thecrazytourist.com/15-best-things-setubal-portugal/ Museums / Musées / Museos / Museus: -Museu do Trabalho Michel Giacometti -Castelo (Palmela) Churches / Kerken / Eglises / Iglesias / Igrejas -Monastery of Jesus / Convento de Jesus -Igreja de São Julião Markets / Marchés / Mercados / Mercados: -Mercado do Livramento Dolphin watching Bird watching (Flamingos) -Observatório da Caldeira do Moinho -Herdade da Mourisca
Azeitão is a pitoresque town, with a lovely church, beautiful buildings and lively cafés on a pleasant main square. On Sunday morning you will often find a market on the square. Azeitão is famous for its cheese (sheep) and wine. The most famous wine from Azeitão is Periquita. Wine tasting / Wijnproeverijen / Dégustation de vins / Cata de vinos / degustação de vinhos: -José Maria da Jonseca https://jmf.pt/index.php?id=211 -Quinta da Bacalhoa https://www.bacalhoa.pt/ More information on http://rotavinhospsetubal.com/rota-de-vinhos/
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Azeitão
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Azeitão is a pitoresque town, with a lovely church, beautiful buildings and lively cafés on a pleasant main square. On Sunday morning you will often find a market on the square. Azeitão is famous for its cheese (sheep) and wine. The most famous wine from Azeitão is Periquita. Wine tasting / Wijnproeverijen / Dégustation de vins / Cata de vinos / degustação de vinhos: -José Maria da Jonseca https://jmf.pt/index.php?id=211 -Quinta da Bacalhoa https://www.bacalhoa.pt/ More information on http://rotavinhospsetubal.com/rota-de-vinhos/
Around a 90-minute drive southeast from Quinta da Periquita, the Alentejo's stunning regional capital is one of Portugal's most historic and appealing cities. Culturally rich and blessed with a noble heritage, Évora's old center comprises a fascinating assortment of monuments and museums, a treasure trove of visitor attractions embraced by medieval walls and thousands of years of history. Standing at its very heart is the graceful Roman Temple, a suitable place to begin exploring. The handsome Palácio dos Duques de Cadaval, impressive Sé or cathedral, and the highly regarded Museu de Évora are all within easy walking distance.
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Evora
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Around a 90-minute drive southeast from Quinta da Periquita, the Alentejo's stunning regional capital is one of Portugal's most historic and appealing cities. Culturally rich and blessed with a noble heritage, Évora's old center comprises a fascinating assortment of monuments and museums, a treasure trove of visitor attractions embraced by medieval walls and thousands of years of history. Standing at its very heart is the graceful Roman Temple, a suitable place to begin exploring. The handsome Palácio dos Duques de Cadaval, impressive Sé or cathedral, and the highly regarded Museu de Évora are all within easy walking distance.
Portugal’s capital Lisbon is a 45 minutes drive away from Quinta da Periquita. You can chose to park your car on the south side of the Tagus (Tejo) river and take a very directly to the city centre. The can chose between the Barreiros ferry or the Cacilhas ferry. The ferries run very regularly. Timetables can be found on www.ttsl.pt
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Lisabon
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Portugal’s capital Lisbon is a 45 minutes drive away from Quinta da Periquita. You can chose to park your car on the south side of the Tagus (Tejo) river and take a very directly to the city centre. The can chose between the Barreiros ferry or the Cacilhas ferry. The ferries run very regularly. Timetables can be found on www.ttsl.pt
Sintra is a delightful Portuguese town that is situated within the hills of the Serra de Sintra. Hidden within these pine covered hills are extravagant palaces, opulent mansions and the ruins of an ancient castle. The variety of fascinating historic buildings and enthralling attractions, combine to form a fantastic tourist destination. -Pena -Quinta da Regaleira -Palácio Nacional de Sintra -Palácio Nacional de Queluz (Queluz) -Castelo dos Mouros
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Sintra
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Sintra is a delightful Portuguese town that is situated within the hills of the Serra de Sintra. Hidden within these pine covered hills are extravagant palaces, opulent mansions and the ruins of an ancient castle. The variety of fascinating historic buildings and enthralling attractions, combine to form a fantastic tourist destination. -Pena -Quinta da Regaleira -Palácio Nacional de Sintra -Palácio Nacional de Queluz (Queluz) -Castelo dos Mouros
Cascais is known to as “The Town of Kings and Fishes” because it was a small fishing town that found favour with the 19th century Portuguese nobility, who came here for their summer retreat. Thanks to this fact, the town is uncommonly rich in beautiful architecture, free museums and carefully maintained parks, on top of which, it’s surrounded by a varied coastline of impressive cliffs and beautiful, intimate sandy coves.
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Cascais
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Cascais is known to as “The Town of Kings and Fishes” because it was a small fishing town that found favour with the 19th century Portuguese nobility, who came here for their summer retreat. Thanks to this fact, the town is uncommonly rich in beautiful architecture, free museums and carefully maintained parks, on top of which, it’s surrounded by a varied coastline of impressive cliffs and beautiful, intimate sandy coves.
BEACH and RESTAURANT: Portinho da Arrabida, beautiful setting, quiet water, not too busy, nearby Quinta da Periquita, parking can be difficult in summer due to restrictions (6km)
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Portinho da Arrábida
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BEACH and RESTAURANT: Portinho da Arrabida, beautiful setting, quiet water, not too busy, nearby Quinta da Periquita, parking can be difficult in summer due to restrictions (6km)
Praia da Figueirinha, quiet, shallow water, with a beautiful setting near Setubal, parking can be difficult in the summer due to restrictions. Shuttle bus from Setubal available.
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Plage de la Figueirinha
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Praia da Figueirinha, quiet, shallow water, with a beautiful setting near Setubal, parking can be difficult in the summer due to restrictions. Shuttle bus from Setubal available.
Praia do Meco, quiet beach but rough ocean, lots of parking space available (includes nude beach)
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Praia do Meco
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Praia do Meco, quiet beach but rough ocean, lots of parking space available (includes nude beach)
Fonte da Telha / Costa da Caparica. Near Lisbon. Beach 17, 18 and 19, south of Costa, are nude / gay. Beach 19 can also be reached via Fonte da Telha with a 15 minutes walk over the beach to the north.
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Fonte da Telha
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Fonte da Telha / Costa da Caparica. Near Lisbon. Beach 17, 18 and 19, south of Costa, are nude / gay. Beach 19 can also be reached via Fonte da Telha with a 15 minutes walk over the beach to the north.
Troia (with ferry from Setubal). Endless white sand. For Troia you can take the ferry as a pedestrian and walk. For Comporta you need to bring your car, which is quite expensive (around € 50 return)
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Tróia Peninsula
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Troia (with ferry from Setubal). Endless white sand. For Troia you can take the ferry as a pedestrian and walk. For Comporta you need to bring your car, which is quite expensive (around € 50 return)
Wine tasting in one of Portugals oldest 'adagas' (wine cellars). With a interesting tour in English or Portuguese. The Periquita wine of this wine house originally comes from the hill our villa is built on.
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José Maria Da Fonseca Sucessores Vinhos Sa
11 R. José Augusto Coelho
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Wine tasting in one of Portugals oldest 'adagas' (wine cellars). With a interesting tour in English or Portuguese. The Periquita wine of this wine house originally comes from the hill our villa is built on.
Beautiful palace of the Bacalhoa wine house, with a very interesting visit.
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Palácio e Quinta da Bacalhôa
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Beautiful palace of the Bacalhoa wine house, with a very interesting visit.
Just 2 minutes driving from the quinta da Periquita you will find this wine cellar, with very good and affordable wines to bring home! Our favourite is the red quality wine, which you buy in a 5 liter carton for under the 10 euros!
Malo Tojo Estates, Lda.
Just 2 minutes driving from the quinta da Periquita you will find this wine cellar, with very good and affordable wines to bring home! Our favourite is the red quality wine, which you buy in a 5 liter carton for under the 10 euros!
Casa Mateus, Largo Anselmo Braancamp N 4, Sesimbra, +351 963 650 939 One of the best restaurants in Sesimbra, reservations recommended.
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Casa Mateus
4 Largo Anselmo Braancamp
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Casa Mateus, Largo Anselmo Braancamp N 4, Sesimbra, +351 963 650 939 One of the best restaurants in Sesimbra, reservations recommended.
Cafe Restaurante bom petisco, Estrada Nacional 379 5, Casais da Serra, +351 21 013 8877 Restaurant on walking distance (30/45 minutes), great for a lunch. You can walk there via Aldeia do Parral.
Bom Petisco
Cafe Restaurante bom petisco, Estrada Nacional 379 5, Casais da Serra, +351 21 013 8877 Restaurant on walking distance (30/45 minutes), great for a lunch. You can walk there via Aldeia do Parral.
Restaurante Farol, Estrada do Portinho da Arrabida, Portinho da Arrabida +351 21 218 1177
O Farol
Restaurante Farol, Estrada do Portinho da Arrabida, Portinho da Arrabida +351 21 218 1177
he Tap House, Rua da Fortaleza 43 44, Sesimbra Styleful restaurant in the fortress with a splendid view. Local beers. Modern cuisine.
Tap House
43-44 R. da Fortaleza
he Tap House, Rua da Fortaleza 43 44, Sesimbra Styleful restaurant in the fortress with a splendid view. Local beers. Modern cuisine.
Taberna do Isaias, Rua Coronel Barreto 2, Sesimbra 2970-727, +351 914 574 373 Little family run tasca (tavern) with local Portuguese specialities.
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Tasca Do Isaías
2 R. Cel. Barreto
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Taberna do Isaias, Rua Coronel Barreto 2, Sesimbra 2970-727, +351 914 574 373 Little family run tasca (tavern) with local Portuguese specialities.
Bar do Peixe, Rua Praia Moinho de Baixo, Aldeia do Meco, Sesimbra +351 967 282 117 Styleful beach club with great cocktails and food.
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Bar do Peixe
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Bar do Peixe, Rua Praia Moinho de Baixo, Aldeia do Meco, Sesimbra +351 967 282 117 Styleful beach club with great cocktails and food.
Leo dos Petiscos, Rua da Cordoaria 31, Setubal, +351 265 228 340 One of our favourites!! Superb grilled squid (choco frito)
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Adega Leo do Petisco
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Leo dos Petiscos, Rua da Cordoaria 31, Setubal, +351 265 228 340 One of our favourites!! Superb grilled squid (choco frito)
Sesimbra has beautiful city beaches with quiet water. The water is kids friendly. You will find a wide selection of restaurants. The castle is interesting to visit. Sesimbra is easy accessible and with lots of parking possibilities.
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Ouro Beach
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Sesimbra has beautiful city beaches with quiet water. The water is kids friendly. You will find a wide selection of restaurants. The castle is interesting to visit. Sesimbra is easy accessible and with lots of parking possibilities.
Good supermarket in Azeitão
Continente Bom Dia Brejos de Azeitão
Good supermarket in Azeitão
Decently priced supermarket in Azeitão
Lidl
41 R. José da Silva Xavier
Decently priced supermarket in Azeitão
Neighbouring village with a (very) small shop, a bus stop with services to Sesimbra, Azeitão and Setúbal (www.tst.pt). The containers for recycling are also in this village.
Aldeia da Piedade
Neighbouring village with a (very) small shop, a bus stop with services to Sesimbra, Azeitão and Setúbal (www.tst.pt). The containers for recycling are also in this village.
Amazing beach surrounded by the Arrábida mountains
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Galapos beach
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Amazing beach surrounded by the Arrábida mountains
Small, but stunning beach, slightly difficult to find and a 5 minute climb down the coastal road.
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Galapinhos Beach
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Small, but stunning beach, slightly difficult to find and a 5 minute climb down the coastal road.