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Tróia: The "Portuguese Riviera"

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I spent this weekend mostly doing some house tasks. However, on Sunday, I decided to go visit my parents in Tróia. I took the suburban train to Setubal, where I could catch the ferry-boat to Tróia.

Tróia lies on a peninsula, on the south margin side of river Sado, about 60km south of Lisbon. Until recently, it had been a failed project, but 2 of the wealthiest Portuguese venture groups decided to invest and now Tróia holds a high status, resort-like vacation spot.
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It is still much of a quiet spot, but it can get pretty crowded on summer, specially on weekends, when people from Setúbal like to go get some tan. So, I arrived there around lunch time, and we decided to go to a restaurant in Comporta, a typical small town, with fresh fish and plenty of restaurants. The weather, although hot, wasn't unbearable, so we just chilled there.

On the afternoon, and after our "sesta" (a nap), we went to the beach. The coastline and the view from Tróia reminds me a bit of Italian coastline, and I always compare it to the Italian Riviera.
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Then, it was time to return home, but I was sure it was a day nicely spent.

Posted by danics 21.08.2012 03:41 Archived in Portugal Tagged riviera setubal troia comporta sado

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