Sines is a historic city, having been a small Fishing Village until the 70s of the last century, when the construction of the Sines Industrial Complex and port infrastructure began and the population grew.
Since then, the tradition of fishing has coexisted with the development of Sines, which is currently experiencing a new dynamic, especially with the bet on the technological sectors - this is where ellalink's submarine data cable is coupled, which connects Europe directly to Brazil and will host a hyperscale datacenter of start campus company, whose construction has already begun - and energy, in which the first largest-scale hydrogen and ammonia production project, promoted in partnership by the companies Madoqua Renewables (Portugal), Power 2X (Netherlands) and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (Denmark), has already been announced by the Government.
Alongside economic development with local and national impact, Sines (and the neighboring municipalities) offers unique conditions for those who like to live in tranquility, a step from the countryside and the best beaches of the Alentejo Coast, either to relax, or to practice sports such as surfing. São Torpes is in fact one of the best known beaches in the country for the practice of this modality, as well as Malhão, just a few km south, in the municipality of Odemira.
And all this 1h30 drive from Lisbon and the Algarve.