Igreja de Jesus
Galeria da Pintura Quinhentista
Art buffs should take a peek inside this gallery , dedicated to 16th-century painting. Star pieces include a set of 14 intricate panels...
Casa da Cultura
Opened in 2012, this sparkling new art space has a packed cultural calendar. Wander through changing exhibitions on the main floor, or...
Praça do Bocage
All streets in the pedestrianised old town seem to lead to this mosaic-cobbled square, presided over by the arcaded pink-and-white town...
Botequim du Bocage
Pull up a chair at this cafe terrace on Setúbal’s sunny main square. Light bites include quiche, pizza and sweets such as almond tart,...
Praça Miguel Bombarda · interesting places nearby
Igreja de Jesus information
Setúbal’s architectural stunner is the sand-coloured Igreja de Jesus, one of the earliest examples of Manueline architecture, adorned with gargoyles and twirling turrets. Around the altar, 18th-century blue-and-white geometric azulejos contrast strikingly with the curling arches of the roof. Constructed in 1491, the church was designed by Diogo de Boitaca, better known for his later work on Belém’s fantastical Mosteiro dos Jerónimos.