Ruínas Romanas
Praia do Carvalhal
Brejinho da Costa

October 9 – 14:30 to 18:30

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In this tour you will visit the Tróia Roman Station; traces of the Roman civilization of the I / VII centuries d. Ç., the beautiful Carvalhal Beach and Brejinho da Costa Estate, a wine tourism estate.

1. Ruínas Romanas de Tróia

National Monument and one of the largest and most interesting fish canning complexes in the Roman Empire and the Western Mediterranean, the ruins of Troia are the most important archaeological area in the municipality. Stretching, once, for a strip of almost two kilometres, this canning complex still maintains an appreciable density of constructions and testimonies. The industrial installation consists of a wide range of salting tanks (cetaria) of fish and seafood, of different sizes, grouped in independent cores, which were intended for the production of garum (a famous condiment at the time of the Romans). factory, it is worth noting the existence of a housing area, with residences of one or more floors, with mosaics and murals (frescoes).

Next to a set of cetarias a bathhouse with caldarium and frigidarium was discovered, two bathtubs and a large living room with convivial functions, whose floor was covered by mosaic. In Troia, there are also the ruins of a paleocristan building, called the Visigothic Chapel, which is divided into three naves, on whose walls you can see mural paintings (frescoes) with geometric or floral motifs. Other interesting archaeological reasons are the necropolises, of different types, which go back to the 19th century. I d. To the Middle Ages. Next to a factory complex, there is a mausoleum – Columbário – which has two types of burials, inhumation and incineration, and which opens onto a burial cemetery that used, in part, abandoned tanks. The third burial zone is located near the paleo-Christian chapel – as mensae, whose chronology can be attributed to the century. IV or V AD The collection found in Troia over the centuries is immense, it is not inventoried, and only a small part can be appreciated in national museums, namely in the National Museum of Archeology.

2. Praia do Carvalhal

The Carvalhal beach has been successfully distinguished with the Blue Flag award since 2002, a beach with “Gold Quality” since 2004 and Accessible Beach since 2007; it was also a finalist in the 7 Wonders – Beaches of Portugal in the Dunes Beaches category. Here you will find sand contiguous to a dune system that extends to the characteristic pine forests of the region. The contiguous presence of old lagoons, now transformed into agricultural and rice fields, gives this beach a diversity of unique landscapes and unique and rich biodiversity.

Equipped with a beach support (restaurants / bars, complete sanitary facilities) and a large, shaded car park guarantee an excellent quality of services.

The quality of the sea water, as well as the characteristics of the beach, promote the practice of activities such as swimming or fishing in addition to, at certain times of the year, surfing, bodyboarding or kitesurfing. In the vicinity it is also possible to go hiking or bird watching.

3. Adega Brejinho da Costa

It is in a wild and calm beauty, where nature and tranquillity merge, that Brejinho wines are produced. The best Portuguese sun is joined by the nearby Atlantic and sandy soil to produce the Brejinho, wines that you will not forget.

Brejinho wines result from a favourable mix of conditions: sandy soil, the unique climate of the Setúbal region and plenty of sunshine, tempered by the proximity of the sea – unparalleled conditions for growing our grapes. Our wines result from a commitment to a modern and daring wine project, where cutting-edge technologies are linked to the tradition of the winemaking process.