Centro Historico de Cascais

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Centro Historico de Cascais

Centro Historico de Cascais
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Darren John
Requena, Spain10 contributions
Great Portugal Resort
Sep 2020 • Friends
Fantastic place to visit. Very authentic and a very enjoyable day! I recommend the small boutique shops and independent restaurants, Amal the coast zones near the town hall.
Written July 30, 2021
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belgianguy1
Bruges, Belgium11,020 contributions
Beautiful seaside town
Feb 2021 • Solo
What a lovely place, and just the right distance from Lisbon, makes for a perfect daytrip, easy to reach by train (in fact, it's the end of the line)... it's very pleasant to stroll around the old part of town, lovely little church and city hall, check it out!
Written February 26, 2021
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom4,641 contributions
Planning a Day Trip
Mar 2020
We stayed 5 nights in Lisbon and Cascais was a perfect day from here. We had been told by friends to visit Cascais but everyone suggested just a quick detour on the way to or from Sintra. We decided to make it a separate day trip instead and we were so glad we did. In hindsight Sintra and Cascais are way too much to combine in the one day. Cascais is an absolutely beautiful spot and an ideal day trip. From Lisbon, it is only 40 min by train and it is very easy to walk between all the main sights. 

TIPS:

i) We went on a weekend so we made an early start because we’d been forewarned that trains were slower and more crowded on weekends and we might not get a seat. The train did fill up but because we got on at the first stop (Cais do Sodre), we were able to get a window seat and from the left hand side, we had nice views of the coastline and Belem as we passed through. Tickets were €2.25 (one way)
ii) From the Cascais station it is only a 5 min walk to the historic centre.
iii) We started at the main square, Praca 5 de Outubro. It’s a good starting point because the tourist information centre is here and Ribeiro Beach is directly opposite.
iv) Allow a full day. We had about 6 hours in Cascais. This was enough time to explore the historic centre but still hang out at the beach for a while. We also had time to visit the citadel and art centre, walk through Marechal Carmona Park, visit a museum and walk along the coastline to the Boca do Inferno (Mouth of Hell), stopping for a very memorable lunch at Mar do Inferno on the way.
v) If you have time the Town Hall museum is free and is a small but excellent museum, giving a potted history of Cascais.

vi) The highlight was definitely the coastal walk up to Boca do Inferno, which takes you past the old fishing harbour, the citadel, the Santa Marta lighthouse, and the historic mansions of Casa Santa Maria and the Palacio Condes de Castro Guimaraes. We walked, which took about 20-25 minutes each way but there is also a very well defined bicycle lane if you wanted to save time and hire a bike.
Written January 28, 2021
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Luc Wolfarth
Spanish Fort, AL621 contributions
Enchanted village. Loved it
Jan 2021 • Family
Cascais has for thousands of years be the place were first Romans settle perhaps running away from Lisbon.
It was granted the state is a village centuries ago and it kept like that.
Don’t miss the opportunity of walking on its narrow streets feeling the breeze of the sea at the Bay and it’s fantastic views. It’s definitely a romantic cozy place to be.
Written January 3, 2021
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Jakob Torring
Copenhagen, Denmark55 contributions
Neat and soulless
Oct 2020
Neat and soulless place. You find plenty of nice places. people that like to people watch and to be looked at themselves. Nothing wrong just a bit to empty and shallow. Sort of a downplayed French Rivera vibe.
Written October 14, 2020
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The Flying Spaniard
Sofia, Bulgaria2,409 contributions
Beautiful town
Sep 2020 • Solo
Just 40 minutes by train from Lisbon, there is this beautiful town, perfect for all kind of travellers. It is very pleasant to walk in the pedestrian streets, as well as visiting the beaches. Essential for a trip to Lisbon
Written September 27, 2020
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artcor
Lisbon261 contributions
Super amazing historical.
Sep 2020 • Friends
So much to see here. Wonderful views and excelent photo opportunities. We recommend the free museum of the village located at city hall.
Written September 22, 2020
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Malgorzata
10,365 contributions
Charming
Sep 2019
Cascais is a town located by the ocean, only half an hour from Lisbon. Cascais is a charming Portuguese town with a charming old town, situated close to some of the best beaches in the Lisbon region. Cascais has a beautiful center with traditional fishermen's houses that now function as chic shops, crowded bars and alfresco restaurants. The old town is a great place to walk and appreciate the holiday atmosphere. Although it is a popular resort, it maintains a lovely atmosphere and is, in my opinion, one of the most attractive cities in Portugal.Cascais from Lisbon can be reached by train, from Cais do Sodre the train takes about 20-30 minutes.
Written August 27, 2020
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Komator
Barcelona, Spain646 contributions
Very nice town
Dec 2019
Cascais is very close to Lisboa. It's a very relaxed and beautiful fisherman town. The downtown is full of small alleys and tiny streets where it's great to get lost. There are several bars and restaurants to eat and enjoy the views
Written July 28, 2020
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Monty S
Toronto, Canada324 contributions
Beautiful little town
Mar 2020
A 1-hour train from Lisbon, this is a beautiful town to visit. A little too tourist-oriented for a "real" Portugese, small town experience, but a nice area to walk (and we did see people using the beach).
Written March 23, 2020
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