Must see attractions in Sesimbra

  • Sights in Sesimbra

    Castelo de Sesimbra

    For sweeping views over dale and coast, roam the snaking ramparts of the Moorish castle, rising 200m above Sesimbra. It was taken by Dom Afonso Henriques in the 12th century, retaken by the Moors, then snatched back by Christians under Dom Sancho I.

  • Sights in Sesimbra

    Fortaleza de Santiago

    In the town centre, the grandest castle on the sand is 17th-century Fortaleza de Santiago, once part of Portugal’s coastal defences and the summertime retreat of Portuguese kings. It was reopened to much fanfare in 2014 and now includes the stunning Tap House, a small maritime museum (€3), tourist information and the renovated governor's quarters.