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Where is Sesimbra located?

Sesimbra is situated on a gorgeous sandy bay that nestles at the base of the Serra da Arrábida hills. Historically Sesimbra was an important fishing town, and today it retains its distinctive Portuguese character and relaxed pace of life. Aside from the beautiful beaches, there is a lot to see and do within the Sesimbra region.

What is Sesimbra Castle famous for?

Sesimbra Castle ‘s position was very important for the defence of Portugal and the castle was one of the first victories for the Christian conquest of Portugal over the Moors in 1165. The castle received repairs in the 1930’s. The castle stands 230 metres (755 feet) above the fishing village and has amazing views.

What is Sesimbra like in the summer?

Sesimbra is hot during the summer, but it is pleasant during spring and autumn. It can be cold in the winter though so be prepared. Sesimbra’s high season starts from June until August which is when it gets really busy. Sesimbra is open all year though as the cafés, bars and restaurants don’t shut.

What to do in Sesimbra?

Panoramic view of Sesimbra, Portugal. A tourist travelling to Sesimbra can appreciate its beaches, traditional fish restaurants and the Arrábida National Park. Sesimbra is a popular diving location close to Lisbon and the most famous dive site is the wreck of the River Gurara, a Nigerian cargo ship, that sunk in 1989 with the loss of 45 sailors.

What is Sesimbra like to visit?

Sesimbra is a fishing village. Visiting places like Sesimbra I feel closer to the portuguese roots, to our people. It’s like traveling in time. A trip to a time that I didn’t live. In Sesimbra many things have changed over time. National tourism came and foreign tourism came. And every year thousands of people come to the region’s beaches.

How has Sesimbra changed over time?

In Sesimbra many things have changed over time. National tourism came and foreign tourism came. And every year thousands of people come to the region’s beaches. But many things in Sesimbra remain the same. The ancestral connection of Sesimbra to the sea is still alive.

What is Sesimbra Castle famous for?

Sesimbra Castle ‘s position was very important for the defence of Portugal and the castle was one of the first victories for the Christian conquest of Portugal over the Moors in 1165. The castle received repairs in the 1930’s. The castle stands 230 metres (755 feet) above the fishing village and has amazing views.

How to get from Lisbon to Sesimbra?

Sesimbra is only 30 minutes from Lisbon, so if you’re staying in Lisbon, you can go there for a day trip. You will need a car or you can get a bus or taxi. From Lisbon, cross the 25 April Bridge (“Ponte do 25 Abril”), continue southwest to Setúbal and at the junction, N378, head directly to Sesimbra.

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