Seixal presents a riverside zone with cultural, economical and social potentialities for tourism. Ther city has available a several activities always connected with the history and is fantastic to take a walk near river and have fun with family.
Seixal is privileged, located on North of Setubal Península and inside the Lisbon Metropolitan Area has transportation by boat, train and amazing roads to the capital or to South of the country.
What to do in Seixal
The walks are an enjoyment. Do not forget to take the paths and the small streets around Seixal village. The pretty houses are interesting, the friendly people who appreciate a good morning or a good afternoon.
Take the trip up to “Chão da Ribeira”. You can walk up the valley, or you can drive up. There are two roads, one just entering the village from “São Vicente” side and the other just enter the village from “Porto Moniz” side.
Coming up into the valley, follow the road to the end. Pass two small bridges, and either follow the path to the right into the forest, or take the one to the left, pass the trout farm along the river and into the forest. This is the old, endemic laurel forest of the island, a UNESCO World Heritage.
The presence of several yacht clubs in the region, allows for canoeing in the environment of living with nature.
You can make a boat trip through River Tagus on the river on traditional boats.
Besides the expositions, the local museum has its own investigation of local habits, specially from Tagus River.
You can visit Quinta da Fidalga . Founded on XV century had agricultural and recreational functions. This space is mostly connected to Vasco da Gama brother (Paulo da Gama), that stayed in this farm to follow the construction of caravels which Vasco da Gama used to discover the Maritime Route to India.
You can also visit wonderful historic churchs from XV century till XIX century construction.
Known as folk art is part of the local culture and is an identification of local people. Strong local traditions with excellent artificies, are characterized by their ability to build ships in miniature. They made amazing local products like tiles, ceramics, pottery, basketry, in wood, textiles, decorative arts and much more.
What to eat in Seixal
The local cuisine was historically dependent on agriculture, fisheries and livestock. by creating specific feeding habits that have lasted to this day. Amazing local plates : “Feijoada de Choco”, “Caldeirada”, “Massa de Peixe”, “Enguias Fritas” and “Ensopado de Enguias” are traditional. For desert we suggest you “Pastelinhos de Santa Marta”.