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Centro Historico de Cascais

Address: Cascais, Portugal
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Came for a one-day tour but was not let down at all. Beautiful small town with several options for tourists. Awesome beach and dock as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This used to be a simple fishermen's village but between the two World Wars it became a fashionable beach area. The President of the Republic summer residence was there, inside the Cidadela fortress. Here is my recommendation for a one to two hour walk including stops to admire the landscape: Start at the railway station. Turn left and follow the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Cascais has beautiful beaches such as Guincho and Adraga beach. The city center is very cozy, has panaromic vies and a lot of restaurants.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We hopped of the train from Lisbon crossed the road to use the WC in the big shopping centre then headed into the old part of Cascais. It is full of tiled streets with lots of shops and restaurants where we had an enjoyable and delicious lunch.

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Cascais, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Near Lisbon (30 min by train), well served by transport, with wonderful beaches, great restaurants, hotels and bars, museums, panoramic views, small shops and plenty of sunshine.

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Estoril, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Very prety with lot's of good restaurants and very nice vibe, places to visit and beach, good museaums

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Lots of good museums and lots of them are free. There is a lot of art around, especially in the art centre at the Pousada. You don't have to be staying there to go and look.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Refreshing break from Lisbon. Only a half hour train ride from Lisbon at reasonable price. Main and side streets to explore with locals friendly and helpful. The usual souvenir shops, cafes and restaurants scattered all over, but also local shops & old building with tiles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Endless tiny streets to explore for traditional food and shopping. Stop for a tea, coffee or sangria and then head to the shops for quality clothes and footware bargains!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Have just returned from holiday there...really dissappointed. The town itself is ok...The shops are full of tourist rubbish and souveniers. Lovely friendly people, and hotel was good. Restaurants are ok. Charged 4 Euros for cold milk for our tea!!! needless to say I refused to pay it. That was in Lisbon. Glad to be home. Reading the other reviews you... More 

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