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Cascais Historic Center, Cascais

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Cascais Historic Center represents the old center of a historic coastal city that was once a small fishing village. While the foundation of Cascais dates to the 12th century, it did not become a desirable resort location until the 19th or 20th centuries, when royalty began to frequent the village. Now it is a popular site for beach-goers and tourists who are interested in Portuguese history. Just a train ride away from Lisbon, this site features tiny, shop-lined side streets; cobblestone roads; several parks; and local bars and restaurants. While you're here, visit the area's art and sea museum, as well as the ruins of the Castle of Cascais. By using our Cascais itinerary maker, you can arrange your visit to Cascais Historic Center and other attractions in Cascais.
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The seaside resort town of Cascais, one of Lisbon's wealthiest suburbs, offers solid options for both enjoying the sun and surf and getting away from the bustle of the capital. By staying right near the beach, you'll be within easy walking distance of both the soft sand and the restaurants and bars of the town center. Most of the bigger hotels along the waterfront and near the marina provide balconies and sweeping views over the ocean as well. However, you can also check into a smaller guesthouse for a lower bill and equally good location in the center of town. Grabbing a room at one of the guesthouses or hotels in nearby Estoril offers a similar beachfront experience not far from Cascais itself, plus this location offers more in terms of choice.
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  • Loved the place. It had real charm and character. Close attractions like Sintra and Boca. Great cycling. Good food and cute beaches. Easy to get to from Lisbon and the train runs regularly and is in g...  more »
  • It is lovely and picturesque, with small winding lanes lined with shops and cafes. Unfortunately it was raining when we were there so we weren't able to enjoy it fully  more »
  • It is not a place for history but it is a very nice city and fisherman port. They have small beaches, nice little streets, nice restaurants and a meditarranean atmosphere. It is a very nice place to s...  more »