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Cascais - One of the Richest Municipalities in Portugal

2750-001 Cascais City center: 0.3 km
Dbl. from 132.80EUR
2750-353 Cascais City center: 0.4 km
Dbl. from 155.00EUR
2754-509 Cascais City center: 0.2 km
Dbl. from 60.00EUR
2750-641 Cascais City center: 0.6 km
Dbl. from 80.00EUR
2750-642 Cascais City center: 5.8 km
Dbl. from 115.00EUR
2750-642 Cascais City center: 3.1 km
Dbl. from 145.00EUR
2750-715 Cascais City center: 3.3 km
Dbl. from 105.00EUR
2750-642 Cascais City center: 5.9 km
Dbl. from 95.00EUR
2750-689 Cascais City center: 3 km
Dbl. from 71.00EUR
2754-518 Cascais City center: 1.5 km
Dbl. from 68.89EUR
2766-901 Estoril, Cascais City center: 0.5 km
Dbl. from 75.00EUR
2750-319 Cascais City center: 0.7 km
Dbl. from 135.00EUR
2754-536 Cascais City center: 1 km
Dbl. from 225.00EUR
2750-005 Cascais City center: 3.8 km
Dbl. from 111.00EUR
2750-170 Cascais City center: 1.3 km
2750-390 Cascais City center: 2 km
2750-374 Cascais City center: 4.2 km
2750-508 Cascais City center: 0 km
This beautiful coastal town was once the residence of the royal family and a prominent fishing town. It is now a major suburb of the capital city Lisbon, known for its over 205,000 cosmopolitan residents and resort village. One of the most popular places for locals and visitors is the Cultural Center of Cascais, which has information about local history as well as plenty of activities for the whole family. The beaches are always a huge draw as well, offering sunny days with the waves crashing all around, and a marina offering a perch for crabbing and fishing as well as many clubs and bars.

Location: Between Mountains and Ocean

This Portuguese municipality is situated 30 kilometers west of Lisbon. It is on the Estoril Coast on the western edge of the Tagus Estuary Natural Reserve. It is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on one side, and the Sintra Mountains to the other. While the town is small enough to walk everywhere, riding bicycles or scooters is a common way for the locals get around town, as well as a unique experience many visitors try their hands at. For those who want to explore the whole region, there is a looped bus route called BUSCAS.

Culture: Forts, Art, and the Chapel

This small town keeps its history close to its heart, and many tourists come each year just to see Cidadela de Cascais where the original fort walls were. Many historical buildings, taking you back in time, sit in this part of the city, commemorating important parts of the local history. Those who like history and art should visit the cultural center, which was first a school of Philosophy and then a convent. It now holds plastic arts and art workshops, as well as a chapel. A 17th century chapel is also located on the same property of the Palace of the Counts of Castro Guimarães. It is called the Chapel of Saint Sebastian and is known for its collection of tiles.

Activities: Beaches, Shopping, and Nightlife

It is almost a crime to visit Cascais and not go to one of the many beautiful beaches. One of the most famous beaches is Azarujinha’s Beach, which known for its stunning beauty. Surrounded by cliffs that resemble a natural theatre, it offers a secluded beach with a shower and a bar. The city is also a center for shopping, including many shops offering posh clothing brands from all over the world. When the sun goes down, the small town knows how to keep the party going. Start downtown with restaurants that stay open until late at night, and then head over to the docks to dance the night away at a local disco. If it's shows and games you want, the casino almost always has a concert or something going on.