Moinho de Mare da Mourisca
Moinho de Mare da Mourisca
4.5
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The Mourisca Tide Mill, located in “Herdade da Mourisca” (Sado Estuary Nature Reserve), is one of four known tidal mills in the Sado Estuary, and is in a prime location for birdwatching. This 280m2 structure was built to operate eight millstones simultaneously, which were active until the 1950’s. After years of abandonment, the Institute for Nature Conservation and Biodiversity purchased it and began its reconstruction and restoration. In 2012, after a co-management protocol was signed, the Setubal City Council was also entrusted with the responsibility of revitalising the mill and the surrounding area. A wide range of activities are carried out at the Mourisca Tide Mill throughout the year. Guided tours to the mill; Hiking (Mourisca Trail and Montado Trail); Birdwatching; Boat tours in the Sado Estuary; Workshops and themed exhibitions; Fairs and themed events (ObservaNatura and regional shows); Presenting environmental projects and Tasting oysters and regional products.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Sarah P
Poole, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Great visit today. The mill is interesting and the lady in attendance was able to give us a full description of how it would have worked...and all in English....thank you!
There is also a little shop where you can buy drinks and snacks (lovely cakes), and try the local moscato. This place is free to visit, and there are also birds to see, and a nice bird hide. It is just outside of Setubal through some nice countryside with cork trees and olives
Written 10 February 2023
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Eddy V
Lisbon, Portugal152 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
A beautiful mill that worked with the power of the tides. Completely restored. You can drink a good Moscatel on the terrace. Enjoy the peace and quiet or take a walk along the banks of the Sado to observe the many water birds.
Written 29 May 2022
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Catherine G
Montreal, Canada49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
the windmill museum is one room. Interesting but takes 5 minutes. The coffee/bar is charming, both the interior and the exterior portion. It was just irresistible. Then we took a path into the marshes and save flamingos. We loved it.
Written 20 May 2022
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Rosangela S
Vienna, Austria26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
I was surprised with this place. It's beautiful and it gives a feeling of total relaxation and peace. In winter time if you go there after 5pm you will watch the wonderful sunset. Inside the main house there's a coffee bar and an interesting museum. Drinks are a bit overpriced for Portuguese standards.
Written 13 February 2020
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senguptad2015
Maputo, Mozambique130 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
Ñice place to visit where history is kept alive with old tradition . Nice place for bird watchers too. Calm and quiet place.
Written 19 July 2017
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migas88
Dublin, Ireland192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
when I was kid I used to go swim with friends here, so this is a special place for me. In the last year it was renewed by the entities and now you can visit the inside and learn how it worked in the past. you have as well a coffee where you can try the amazing Moscatel the Setubal.
Written 3 May 2017
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Ian S
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
Surprisingly good list of birds... considering the strong wind and heavy showers. Mostly waders and gulls, plus a pair of black necked grebes, several spoonbills and a distant flamingo flock. Comfortable visitor centre with extremely friendly and obliging staff. No admission fee. They serve snacks, but we took sandwiches so no idea about quality and value.
Written 4 February 2017
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