Centro Historico de Cascais

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Centro Historico de Cascais

Centro Historico de Cascais
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom6,324 contributions
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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SBI-13
Sanibel Island, FL157 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We have visited Cascais, Portugal many times and this past May/June we rented a lovely apartment for a month. The weather was great, the variety of restaurants in town and along the promenade are sensational. We found the people to be friendly, warm, and helpful. There is train from Cascais to Lisbon that is very economical and we traveled by train or bus our entire stay. The bus system is also very user friendly. We took trips, by train, to Porto and Lagos for short stays. We used the local train to travel to Lisbon for lunch or sightseeing or meeting friends. Cascais also has a wonderful supermarket that has absolutely everything you could possibly need or want. We are already booked for our 2020 stay. The Lisbon airport also is a gateway to other European cities so we may expand our excursions this year.
Written January 14, 2020
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WorldTravellerSoon
Canada302 contributions
Apr 2022
Cascais is about a 30-min train ride from downtown Lisbon. We went there on a very warm day in April. We spent a few hours walking around the old town, the ruin castle/fort, park area, water front and the shopping / restaurant street.

There are lots of cafes and restaurants for your taste. Surprisingly there are quite a lot of Indian restaurants. We didn't try but we went to Club 20 Bar & Restaurante for a light lunch. The restaurant is operated by some young Indians and their food was excellent.

There several beaches along the coast. Some of them are relatively short and narrow but there were full of people.

It is a very charming small village with an array of scenery and activities you can enjoy. It is definitely worthwhile to visit.

You can find pay public washroom / toilet at the rain station. There are also free ones at the beach (and of course at McDonald's, cafes and restaurants)
Written May 2, 2022
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neil_hun
Horsham, UK175 contributions
Feb 2020
Cascais is a charming town, just over 30 minutes from Lisbon on the train (which is a really enjoyable ride, hugging the coastline for much of the way).

The main square is very attractive, with its wave-like black and white street tiles - synonymous with the region. The streets and alleys that criss-cross the town have many pretty, colourful buildings, while the old fort, marina and a couple of sandy beaches are only a few minutes walk from the town centre.

Definitely worth a day trip from Lisbon
Written February 22, 2020
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Komator
Barcelona, Spain664 contributions
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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YayeMama
Maplewood, NJ741 contributions
Apr 2022
Beautiful fishing village of Cascais located on the Atlantic Ocean about 45 minutes drive from Sintra palaces is worth a visit. Several nice hotels line the village of Cascais, with touristy shops and restaurants and friendly people.

You could tell this is a town of affluence by the hotels and people who were staying here. We strolled through the town, had a meal in a restaurant and continued our way down the coast in our rental car. Had I known how pretty it was here, I'd have stayed the night in a hotel.
Written April 26, 2022
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Malgorzata
11,025 contributions
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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Susanne
Vejle, Denmark24 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
Cascais is a very nice small city beautiful situated at the coast. Long walks along the beach to Estoril or even longer or along the coast road with the wild sea and astonishing views. I found a lot of good small restaurants and coffee shops. Nice seafood and helpful people. Beautiful sunsets and nice to wake up to the sound of the waves. February is like a nice day of spring in Scandinavia. Yoga classes, running, walk, and surfers. Also possible to rent a bike. Easy and cheap transport to Lisbon with train.
Written February 16, 2020
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA12,734 contributions
Apr 2022
This is where you want to wander. Lots of pedestrian streets, lots of cute shops, good food and coffee. You will see architecture and style of a Mediterranean city, sun-kissed. Good place for a stroll.
Written April 26, 2022
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Luc Wolfarth
Spanish Fort, AL630 contributions
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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