Setúbal is a cosmopolitan city situated south of Lisbon which benefits from its close proximity to the capital and its privileged view to the Atlantic Ocean and the Sado Estuary. Only 30 minutes by car to the Lisbon city centre, 15 minutes ferry ride to the paradisiac beaches of Comporta and 20 minutes away to two golf courses, Setúbal has all you need.
Morgado of Setúbal was a famous Portuguese painter who lived at the end of 18th century. Originally from Mafra, he moved to Setúbal as he fell in love with the scenery and his passion for the sea. It was here in Setúbal where he developed his love for art and where he earned his fame at national but also international level. Very fond of nature subjects, the majority of his paintings revolved around trees, plants and animals. It is believed that once in Setúbal, one of his painting exhibiting a cat had to be removed because a dog thought it was a live animal.