On the road from Montemor-o-Novo to Alcácer do Sal, you suddenly pass through a small place, which grabs your attention by virtue of its houses bordered in strong blue, by a geometric pattern of streets, and by the great similarity in the outlines of many of its dwellings.
|Hospedaria Santa Susana|
The village dates back at least to the 16th century, as demonstrated by the two paintings on wood to be found in its Igreja Matriz (parish church). In the twentieth century, two agricultural enterprises constructed a series of houses for their employees, and in the middle of the century a cinema-theatre was added, which is worth a visit for the gracefulness of its proportions. Later, the employees began to buy the houses they inhabited, providing the village with greater stability in relation to its inhabitants, who made their living in an agriculture divided between oak-woodland pasture and irrigated fields. Advantage has been taken of the road leading to the beaches in order to attract passers-by with the village’s gastronomic heritage.
Tens of metres away, one of the arms of the Pego do Altar reservoir offers the possibility of practising fishing and nautical sports, or long walks along the edge of the water to watch the storks between their nests and the rice-fields. The local handicrafts produce work in leather and willow, wood, horn and cork, as well as pastoral art.
Thirteen kilometres away is the town of Alcácer do Sal, an important crossway since Roman times and the meeting point with the River Sado, which has an interesting Nature Reserve.
HOW TO GET TO SANTA SUSANA
Santa Susana – Alcácer do Sal: 16Km
Santa Susana – Setúbal: 75Km
Santa Susana – Évora: 59Km
- From Setúbal, take the A2 to Alcácer do Sal; from Alcácer do Sal take the N235 to Santa Susana.
- From Entrecampos station in Lisbon, take the train to Alcácer do Sal. The journey takes approximately one hour and twenty minutes.
Junta de Freguesia (parish office) of Santa Susana
T. +351 265 650 001
Fax +351 265 650 002
Câmara Municipal (municipal authority) of Alcácer do Sal
Praça Pedro Nunes
7580-125 Alcácer do Sal
T. +351 265 610 040 / +351 265 610 059
www.cm-alcacerdosal.pt | firstname.lastname@example.org
Tourist Office of Alcácer do Sal
Praça Pedro Nunes, 1 r/c
T. +351 265 610 070
Fax +351 265 610 079
Medical Centre of Santa Susana
Travessa Catarina Eufémia, 1
T. +351 265 610 500
Fax +351 265 610 541
Farmácia da Misericórdia (chemist's) in Alcácer do Sal
Rua Ruy Salema
T. +351 265 619 220
Farmácia Alcacerense (chemist's) in Alcácer do Sal
Rua Marquês de Pombal, 39 r/c
T. +351 265 610 300
Fax +351 265 610 309
T. +351 265 622 973 (Táxis Senhor Mártires - Unipessoal Lda)