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Inserted in the Arrábida limestone complex, the origins of the human occupation of the town of Sesimbra date back to the Lower Paleolithic, when the first communities settled around the waterways, taking advantage of the richness of the existing marine resources.

With an eminently maritime vocation, fishing has been one of the main forms of subsistence for its inhabitants since time immemorial.

Until the beginning of the 16th century, the town was located inside the Castle, but it gradually moved towards the seafront, forming what would become the current town, strongly influenced by maritime expansion and the epic of the Discoveries.

The turn of the second half of the 20th century was marked by the development of tourism as a major economic activity.

Having established itself as an eclectic geographical area, home to a unique and exceptional cultural identity, Sesimbra is currently a center of attraction, not only for its beaches with clear waters and points of historical and natural interest, but also for the prestige of its fish.

Updated on 10/10/2023
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