Santiago do Cacém

Santiago do Cacém is a small town a few miles inland from the port of Sines, which I visited at the end of February 2014. It was a grey and rainy day in Sines, so I took a bus to have a look elsewhere. The town is quite high up and surrounded by hills, so it was even mistier and cloudier!

Here are a few pictures

The area has been populated since before Roman times. About 1 mile /1.5km) from town are the remains of a substantial Roman town called Mirobriga.  I didn’t have time to go there but will make another trip to the area to see them.

The historic centre has a church dating from the 13th Century and a castle from an even earlier period. The modern town is pretty unremarkable, consisting largely of apartment-style concrete buildings. The historic centre is very run down with many large buildings no longer used and simply being left to fall down.


Santiago do Cacém

Tagged: , on March 6, 2014 by cubsur51

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