Castelo São Filipe
Offers sustainable three-hour dolphin-watching tours in the Sado estuary (€35). It’s located 500m west of the centre.
Offers a variety of cruises, starting on the Sado estuary, then visiting Arrábida beach, before returning to the river for some...
Pousada de São Filipe
This smart restaurant has a clifftop terrace with views. The food generally isn't worth the price tag, but it’s a great setting for a...
Castelo São Filipe information
Lonely Planet review
Worth the 500m schlep uphill to the west, the castle was built by Filipe I in 1590 to fend off an English attack on the invincible Armada. Converted into a pousada (upmarket inn) in the 1960s, its hulking ramparts afford precipitous views and its chapel is festooned in blue-and-white 18th-century azulejos .