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Sines Travel Guide: 21 reviews and 70 photos

A Land of Discoveries

Situated exactly at the centre of Alentejo coast (south-western Portugal), Sines has the landscape and environmental qualities that make this one of the most preserved areas in European litoral.Sines is a town and municipality at the very centre of Portuguese south-western coast.



With a 640 years old history, the town s main monuments echo the voice of Vasco da Gama, the 15th century navigator, its most beloved son.The town is known as the birthplace of Vasco da Gama, the XVth century admiral who went to India contouring South Africa, a deed of civilisation fundamental to the Renaissance's mental e cultural opening.



Beautiful beaches, a gastronomy where seafood rules and quality cultural events make of Sines a holiday destination to discover.Inhabited since Prehistory and self-governing since the XIVth century, Sines was a mainly fishers' and summer tourists' town until the 1970's. Since then has become a major industrial port in Portugal and will have, in the next few years, one of the biggest hub ports in Europe.

pics with digital treatment,of course

Pros and Cons
  • Cons:a lot of industries
  • In a nutshell:MY VILLAGE
  • Intro Updated May 13, 2010
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  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    May 18, 2010 at 8:04 PM

    Vitor, after viewing this informative and enjoyable page, I'm very sorry that our 2004 driving trip did not allow us time to enjoy Sines! I thought about it, but my wife and I were on a tear from Lisbon to Aljezer, further south.

  • easyoar's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2005 at 3:37 PM

    You have some of the best presented pages on VT! Vasco de Gama is very popular in Portugal isn't he! I remember seeing him on a statue in Lisbon, and there is a shopping centre named after hi m there too! Lovely page as usual!

  • jadedmuse's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2004 at 2:41 PM

    Sines sounds so charming...what a great place to live and raise children, no?

  • Xemx's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2004 at 10:01 AM

    Your Village is beautiful...thanks for sharing the info, and once again, more interesting pics. Anne

  • RedEaredPanda's Profile Photo
    Sep 19, 2004 at 2:21 PM

    Great pages on Sines in Portugal... We wouldn't mind being present at the Carnival... PARTY!!!!!! Loved the tips and photos and thank you for sharing them with us.. Rafi

  • Aug 5, 2004 at 1:11 AM

    Vitor, many many happy returns of the day. Wishing you a happy birthday and great travels. Greetings from India. Your pages, albums, travellouges and tips are really good.

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Jun 13, 2004 at 1:39 PM

    Great page, You live in a beautiful area. We did not make it to Sines when we were in Portugal. Enjoyed your tips & photos in the travelogues! Well Done (~_~)

  • dvideira's Profile Photo
    May 9, 2004 at 8:45 PM

    Agora falando serio. Adorei sua pagina sobre Portugal, e sua cidade parece deliciosa. Suas fotos sao otimas e as informaçoes realmente uteis. Obrigada por partilhar conosco.

  • nicolettart's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2004 at 8:59 AM

    Enjoyable page! Thanks for stopping by my pages...

  • Bigs's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2004 at 1:42 AM

    I like the pic of your Praia a lot....would like to be there right now.........also like all your travelogue pics a lot..


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