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“Kind of expected more” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Centro Historico de Cascais

Centro Historico de Cascais
Cascais, Portugal
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“Kind of expected more”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I visited Cascais based on the recommendations found here and was expecting a sort of rustic, old fishing village. What I found was a more or less generic seaside tourist-oriented town with a nice beach.

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“Very classic and typical place at the hearth of Lisbon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Chiado is a place formed by several streets converging to a square. You have the main street called Chiado and there you have lots of Portuguese attractions like café Brasileira and lots of good shops. Served by the underground you can easy go to other places in Lisbon after the visit. This block was destroyed by a fire in 1988 the block was completely rebuild in its original.

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“If you have a day to spend, spend it in Cascais”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Cascais is a town west of Lisbon (train from Lisbon centre to Cascais centre: about 30 minutes) situated like an amphitheatre facing a picturesque bay full of boats of all sorts.
The train from Lisbon will take you along the Tagus with great river and oceanic views most of the time.
Once you arrive go to one of the many restaurants for a cheap chicken menu or a not so cheap fresh fish dish. There are lots of options in between. You decide whatever your credit card allows you to do.
If you are not the restaurant type and just want to get to know the place, rent a bike (BICAS) for free right outside the railroad station.
If you are a beach person, there is a place for you too, either 150 meters from the train station or further away up the coast with some hard pedalling on your BICAS.
That all folks!! Just do it!

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“"Beautiful place"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I absolutely love cascais, have been there many times. Lovely cobble lanes, lovely shops and lovely food. A place to visit. Beautiful beaches.

Visited February 2013
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“Fantastic place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Such a beautiful place to visit. I stayed in central Lisbon and wished I had of stayed here instead. Some superb places to eat and drink, definitely recommend Cascais!

Visited July 2013
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