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Cascais

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Cascais features in these preplanned City Guides:

5-day Lisbon City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Cosmopolitan little beach town
  • Popular beach resort

Time required: 180 minutes

Public transport:

  • Train: Cascais station

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Photo: myke

Things you need to know:

  • Cascais is a popular resort on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean. The town lies some 30 km (19 mi) from Lisbon to the west
  • It used to be a small fishing village. In the 20th century it became a popular summer destination for the European royals and nobility
  • Today it is a colorful cosmopolitan town. It is well known for its elegant pedestrian streets, luxuriant villas, fashionable shops, restaurants and bars
  • The town retains its fishing traditions. In the afternoon fishermen sell freshly caught fish at the main beach
  • Photos, paintings and other authentic items in the Museum of the Sea (Museu do Mar) tell the story of the old town
  • The fully furnished Castro Guimarăes Museum lends peek into the life of 18th and 19th century aristocracy
  • At Boca do Inferno (Mouth of Hell) powerful waves of the ocean created gigantic caves in the rock wall. The waves crash to the cliffs with awe-inspiring sounds

What to do there:

  • Start your visit in the town center discovering charming houses, picturesque corners dotted with small cozy restaurants, cafés and shops
  • Walk around the pathways that surround the bay
  • Do not miss the fortress, the Museum of the Sea and the fascinating Museum of Conde Castro Guimaraes, with its small private beach
  • Relax beneath the shade in the small park next to the museum
  • Take a 20-minute walk along the coastal road leading to an outstanding sight: Boca do Inferno

Tips & Insights:

  • You can relax on one of the various beaches of Cascais or Estoril
  • You will enjoy the visit even in the winter by taking a walk on the sea shore

 

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