Palacio Cidadela Cascais
Palacio Cidadela Cascais
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IAN D
Wigan, UK19,710 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Some wonderful and funky art designs in the courtyard of the old palace. Well worth going through the old archway to check them out
Written 1 July 2023
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David H
United Kingdom30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
An excellent visit included a superb guided tour by the very knowledgeable and likeable guide Luis, who was informative and entertaining. The very ornate rooms and spacious terraces gave a spectacular view of the sea and conjured up how the royal family once lived there, and how visiting foreign dignitaries still do when they come to visit and stay. Like many places in Cascais, there is little information available about these opportunities and I found out about it on the day by just randomly turning up; definitely a highlight of my visit!
Written 6 September 2022
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom9,641 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
From Ribeira Beach, the citadel is only a 2-3 minute walk up the gentle slope that overlooks the marina and fishing harbour.
The summer palace is located within the citadel walls. Although the walls date from the early 1400s, the palace was added much later by King Luis I as a summer retreat for the royal family in the 1800s and over the summer months of Sept - Oct, the royal family would spend their time in Cascais.
Like 19th century influencers, the royal family gave Cascais instant celebrity, putting it firmly on the radar of the fashionable set who started holidaying here too, turning Cascais into a much sought-after resort.
If you are intent on seeing inside the palace, I’d recommend checking ahead because you can only visit it at certain times and with a guide. We didn't realise this beforehand and the timing didn't work out for us so we missed out. Even without being able to tour inside the palace, it is still worth visiting the citadel and exploring around the walls and medieval towers. There is also a lovely, open cobbled courtyard with galleries and outdoor art installations where you can sit in the sun and have a coffee.
Written 27 January 2021
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Luiz C
Cascais, Portugal348 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
It is a former royal summer residence within a fortress that now also has a charming hotel. The view over Cascais bay is a must see
Written 8 October 2019
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SEs
London, UK25,876 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
This is a beautiful luxurious building. The state house is decorated lavishly inside. A good house to visit.
Written 24 May 2019
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permia
Ireland41,087 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Our guide was most engaging and gave a comprehensive and interesting account of the Palace and its times. From the era as a Royal Summer Residence to its modern role as hosting visiting Heads of State.

Our Lady of Victory Chapel is ornate without being overly exuberant. An attractive pulpit and altar area are contemplative and tranquil.

Lovely dark wood furnishings are throughout and imbue the rooms with a richness. Grand chandeliers and much art works are further highlights.

A remarkable space for lavish receptions was the last tour stop. With views to the sea and modern azulejos depicting maritime imagery, it was easy to imagine the atmosphere and ambiance of such gatherings.
Written 14 May 2019
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chrismCambridgeshire
Wisbech, UK705 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
We wandered around the Cidadela, undisturbed by the large crowds that flock around most of Cascais. The setting is peaceful and with various pieces of modern sculpture. There is a restaurant and a couple of shops whose wares were more tasteful than tacky. A nice place to stroll.
Written 12 April 2019
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MicheleParis
Paris, France3,670 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
It was my 10th trips to Cascais and this time I finally found the time to visit this jewel. What an amazing place. It was first a military complex they became the holiday residence of King Dom Luis I and Queen D. Maria Pia.The king was passionate about oceanography and was a close friend to Prince Albert I of Monacao. The King Dom Luis I died in one the room facing the sea. They were sharing the same pasison for ocean. After almost 50 years in complete abandon and a complete restoration from 2004 to 2011, today it is a Presidency residence. You can only visit the Palacio with a guided tour. 11h30 from Wednesday to Sunday (but it depends if the President is there) with some additional visit. We were only 4 visitors and our guide Maria Ana was really great. We visited the Chapel of Our Lady of Victory. It is a small church and full of details. The altar and the wooden arched ceiling is just beautiful. We then entered in the Royal Palace of the Citadel itself. There is an entrance hall and a room on the left where porcelain dishes are on display. Then we went on the first floor where there are several rooms and the hightlight is the huge covered balcony facing the Bay of Cascais. It is adjacent to the beautiful dinning room. On the second floor are the bedrooms for guests. We also saw the gorgeous King's bathroom and many other living rooms, billiard room. This place is really beautiful and it is a succession of rooms each more beautiful than the next. I wish I could have visited the Palace before. A must see when in Cascais.
Written 16 March 2019
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GEORGE P
San Antonio, TX139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Business
Was here for the Portuguese Diaspora meeting. Excellent facilities, food, serve, view and most of all history.
Written 5 February 2019
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95nikop
Brisbane, Australia2,431 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
The palace was on the ocean and full of interesting historical elements. The outside structure and views are also lovely.
Written 28 November 2018
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