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Santiago do Cacém is a municipality in Baixo Alentejo in Portugal.



Santiago do Cacém (suhn-tee-AH-goo doo kuh-SUHNGEE, /sɐ̃.ti.ˈ du kɐ.ˈsɐ̃j/) has a total area of 1,060 km2 (410 sq mi) and a total population of 30,000 inhabitants in 2011. The municipality is composed of 11 parishes. The municipal holiday is July 25.

Visitor information


Get in


The A26 motorway (Autoestrada do Baixo Alentejo, also signed IC33) serves Santiago. It runs between Beja and Sines and meets the A2 motorway (Autoestrada do Sul), which provides access from Lisbon and the Algarve.

Get around

Map of Santiago do Cacém

Castle of Santiago do Cacém
  • 1 Santiago Castle. Built by the Moors, it was taken by the Templars in 1157, to be lost in 1185 and recovered, the following year, by the Order of Santiago da Espada.    
Igreja Matriz de Santiago do Cacém
  • 2 Igreja Matriz (Mother Church). The church, attached to the castle of Santiago do Cacém, was founded in the 13th century by the Order of Santiago. Over the years it has undergone several reconstructions. The church is home to the Treasury of the Collegiate of Santiago, nucleus of the Museum of Sacred Art of Santiago do Cacém.    
  • 3 Miróbriga Ruins (Miróbrica dos Célticos). An ancient Roman city built on the site of an ancient settlement from the Iron Age that had existed since the 9th century BC. With Roman colonization, it developed into the commercial area around the forum. The spas, among the best preserved in Portugal, are made up of two adjacent buildings, possibly one for the male and one for the female, respectively. Residential areas are still little known. Relatively close to the thermal baths, there is a bridge with a single semicircular arch. The racecourse is the only one completely known in Portuga and is located farther from the centre.    
Santiago do Cacém
  • Harmonia Society
  • Park Rio da Figueira
  • Igreja da Misericórdia (Church of Mercy)
  • Pelourinho (Pillory)
  • Depósito da Água no Serro da Inês (Miradouro) (Water Deposit at Serro da Inês)
  • Moinho de Vento (Windmill)
  • Casa das Heras (House of Heras)
  • 1 Badoca Safari Park, Herdade da Badoca, Vila Nova de Santo André, +351 269 708 850, . In addition to the safari, the park features African rafting, a primate island, an exotic bird garden, a carnivorous bird presentation, lemur interaction, and several others, including "VIP" experiences at premium prices. Adults €17.89, kids 4-10 and seniors 65+ €15.90, kids 0–3 free, family pack (2 adults & 2 kids 4–10) €61.







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