Centro Historico de Cascais

Centro Historico de Cascais

Centro Historico de Cascais
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  • Eaton_Out
    Greenville, South Carolina651 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting old fishing town turned resort and tourist town
    Cascais is an old Portugese fishing village that has largely become a community for the wealthy and a tourist town. You do not need a guide here. The town is very walk-able and fairly small. This is a great lunch or dinner stop for this returning to Lisbon from Sintra.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 April 2023
  • Bartonbears
    Coffs Harbour, Australia1,972 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small but charming historic centre.
    Cascais has a small but attractive historic centre. The Museu da Vila and Town Hall are set in a plaza adorned with disorienting wavy pavement. A historic fort is nearby - as are the gorgeous beaches. Certainly an area to check out.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 August 2023
  • PS00011
    Sedona, Arizona262 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cute town, great easy half day trip from Lisbon by train
    Very cute, wonderfully clean town with charming streets. Very pleasant and easy train ride from Lisbon. We rode the train to Cascais, walked around then walked back to Estoril and took the train back from there. Great walking, both beautiful stylish towns and nice day out.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 November 2023
  • TrWorldTraveler
    Bloomington, Indiana4,970 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful quaint town
    On our third visit to Lisbon, we decided to take a train and visit Cascais. The train takes you to the historical town center where you can discover beautiful architecture, nice hotels, restaurants, shops and cafes. Our favorite restaurant there is Sr. Manuel. Recommended!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 December 2023
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ANIKA68
Boston, MA115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Great for 1/2 day visit, shopping, food, views, architecture and historic town museum. Even parking was not a problem, but a good option to come on a train from Lisbon
Written 26 February 2024
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James S
Toronto, Canada1,789 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Returning to Lisbon after our tour of Sintra and the Atlantic Coast, we stopped briefly at the seaside town of Cascais.

Cascais is a town of 214,000 west of Lisbon on the north bank of the Tagus River Estuary just before it empties into the Atlantic. The town has been around since at least the 12th Century and has been a resort destination since the late 1800’s. Its beaches and close proximity to Lisbon make it an attractive and easy to reach destination.

That it is a tourist destination is obvious from the large numbers of cafes, restaurants, bars and shops that line the downtown streets coming up from the beach and marina.

Aside from the beach there is the Palácio Seixas on the waterfront, the Santa Marta Lighthouse now a museum and several parks to explore.

One thing that became obvious to us almost immediately was the difference between Cascais and that other popular beach resort destination in Portugal, the Algarve. Cascais is in a word much more upscale. One of the first things we noted when we stopped there was a local real estate office. Local condos and villas on display in the window were going for 1 to 3 million Euros as opposed to much cheaper properties we’d noted in Albufeira. Many of the shops were more high-end designer goods as opposed to the usual tacky souvenir places that cater to the package tour crowd.

This upscale clientele is not surprising, the Portuguese King and Royal Family began visiting Cascais annually in 1870 and soon after much of the nobility followed suit. Now I’m sure that the well off in Lisbon make the pilgrimage here when they so wish to.

Cascais is easily reached by road coming west from Lisbon or south from Sintra through the mountains. There is also a regular train service from Lisbon’s Caise do Sodre station.
Written 24 January 2024
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TrWorldTraveler
Bloomington, IN6,906 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
On our third visit to Lisbon, we decided to take a train and visit Cascais. The train takes you to the historical town center where you can discover beautiful architecture, nice hotels, restaurants, shops and cafes. Our favorite restaurant there is Sr. Manuel. Recommended!
Written 22 December 2023
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WanderLSP
Charlotte, NC418 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
It was nice to walk through this area and beach. Beautiful old homes. I think most are hotels now.
Written 25 November 2023
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PS00011
Sedona, AZ261 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Very cute, wonderfully clean town with charming streets. Very pleasant and easy train ride from Lisbon. We rode the train to Cascais, walked around then walked back to Estoril and took the train back from there. Great walking, both beautiful stylish towns and nice day out.
Written 23 November 2023
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Heli P
Helsinki, Finland6,937 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
There are some fairytale villas but the most impressing building for me was the modern red museum of Paula Rego standing on a vast lawn. A small crafts market was open Saturday in the park offering interesting bags made of recycled jeans and dyed leather.
Written 20 November 2023
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA15,842 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is definitely where you want to be when you are in town, as this area includes most of the good restaurants and fun cafes, plus lots of attractive buildings and sites. The charming part of the city, also the busy part for visitors.
Written 8 November 2023
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delpolito2
Regensburg, Germany362 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
The best was the food at Baia do Peixe. Be careful with all the mainstream locations offering traditional Portuguese food. Often foggy.
Written 15 October 2023
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TheTravelFishes
New York133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
What a beautiful day trip from Lisbon. Train service was easy and affordable. Just walking around the town is a great way to spend a day!
Written 30 September 2023
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skiersuk
Manchester, UK257 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
There are some nice bits and we went in a rainy day so it was ok to look round. The beaches were NOT clean with waste floating in the sea. Also lots of younger people having fun who do not realise that other people do not want to listen to their loud music.
Written 13 September 2023
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