Setubal is a busy industrial centre, at the mouth of the river Sado and the town produces salt. Inspite of its industrialisation, there is much to see of interest. The church of Christ is a must. It is of late manueline architecture, there is also a museum in the church.
The Pousada was built over 25 years ago in a part of the 16th century St Philips castle which was built on the orders of Philip II of Spain (later Philip I of Portugal) who employed the Italian military architect, Filipo Terzi. The fortress gives a commanding view across the sea and the surrounding countryside of the Serra da Arrabida, a mountain protecting the bay of Setubal and the mouth of the river Sado.
Spacious rooms decorated in different styles. Forged iron/ carved bed-heads complemented with nice drapery, lamps and furniture.
Sao Felipe has a rambling layout on different levels.
Traditional cuisine and local wines.
Main gate of building entrance to reception area.