Cascais: route to discover the charms of this destination of the Portuguese nobility

Cascais is one of the most touristic towns in Portugal and one of the most visited due to the many charms it has and for which it was chosen since ancient times as a destination for the Portuguese nobility and also for other countries. It is a municipality near Lisbon, about 20 minutes away, in which there is an important nautical tradition . But it is not the only thing that can be done.

The location

Cascais is a fishing municipality that is also one of the most beautiful on the Lisbon coast. The combination of 19th century architecture and modern tourist facilities is one of the main attractions, as well as the cobbled streets of the downtown area.

In this town you can also see luxurious mansions and villas dating from the 19th century, enjoy beaches such as Conceição and da Duquesa and experience a very lively and festive atmosphere in which there is no shortage of shops and a wide range of restaurants.

What to see

In addition to strolling around and enjoying sunny and beach days, for example, on the picturesque Rainha Beach , Cascais is well worth a tour. For example, its fishing port is interesting, as well as the marina and the fortress that was restored and in which you can see a high-quality craft center.

Continuing close to the sea, it is advisable to walk alongside it in the direction of Estoril to observe beautiful landscapes along the coastal paths . And, of course, you must not forget to visit the Boca do Inferno cliffs , which are truly spectacular.

The tour of Cascais also takes us to the Castro Guimaraes museum and the precise Marechal Carmona Park . Art lovers can have a great time at the Casa das Histórias Paula Rego gallery. And you should not forget to see the Mercado da Vila where different events are held.