Centro Historico de Cascais, Cascais

Must see · Historic Walking Area · Tourist Spot
Centro Historico de Cascais 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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Centro Historico de Cascais by using our Cascais online travel planner.
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  • 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.....  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »

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