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Setúbal. a nd its unique environment. Arrábida mountain. Near our city there is a small mountain range where a big number of autochthonous species live.

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set bal


and its unique environment

arr bida mountain
Arrábida mountain

Near our city thereis a small mountain range where a big number of autochthonous species live.

It is part of a Natural Park in which there are species like the wild cat (Felis silvestris), mongooses (Herpestes ichneumon), the badger (Meles meles), the fox (Vulpes vulpes), colonies of bats, the Bonelli’s eagle (Hieraetus fasciatus), towl’s owl (Tyto alba) and inumerous insects.



Wild cat


Since 2007, 1320 new aquatic species have been discovered between Arrábida and Sesimbra, in the Marine Park of Professor Luiz Saldanha.

Professor’s Parque Marinho



Rostroraja alba


Arrábida is a fantastic place to take photos as from its top the view issplendid, although some parts are beingdestroyed by factories.

Further concerns are fires in the summer and climate changes.


Factory in Arrábida


Setúbal has a great area of beaches where the ocean meets our mountain range. All of them are of a bigtouristic and landscaping interest. Portinho da Arrábida and Figueirinha detach from the others.

Portinho da Arrábida

Figuerinha Beach

sado river
Sado river

Sado river flows in a South/North direction through 175 km from its springs in the Caldeirão hills before entering the Atlantic Ocean in an estuary in the city of Setúbal.

In Setúbal, its estuary is a Natural Reserve famous for being the habitat for a large community of bottlenose dolphins.

climate changes
Climate changes

Scientists are worried because of some terrible changes that will completely modify the life and the environment in our region, if we do nothing to avoid all kind of climate changes.

They’ve predicted severe heat waves and less raining in the spring and summer.

Sado’s discharge will have reduced to only 60% in 2100.

fishing land
Fishing land

Due to an enormous quantity of marine species, thereis a great maritime tradition. The most captured species are sardines, mackerel, cuttle-fish…

nature and sport
Nature and sport

In Setúbal a lot of sports are directlylinked to the nature.