Palmela

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A charming Roman town set up on a hill, offering stunning views of the surrounding cities, all the way to the Atlantic Ocean.

Palmela, once a fortress, was conquered by the Portuguese in the 12th century. A semi-rural town, it is located up a hill in the Arrabida area, right in the middle of Portugal's biggest urban area. The castle, Castelo de Palmela, offers a unique view over the whole region of the Setubal Peninsula, Lisbon, and the Atlantic Coast. It was a strategic place in past centuries, and today it is still a main juncture of Portugal's road and rail networks. Palmela's traditional products are the wine, which has achieved international awards in several festivals like Bordeaux's, and the Queijo de Azeitao (Azeitao's cheese).
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