Cascais

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cascais

CASCAIS is a coastal town and a municipality in Portugal, 30km west of Lisbon.  It is a cosmopolitan suburb of the Portuguese capital and one of the richest municipalities in Portugal.


Cascais harbour


The former fishing village gained fame as a resort for Portugal’s Royal Family in the late 19th century and early 20th century.  Nowadays, it is a popular vacation spot for both Portuguese and foreign tourists.  It is located in the ESTORIL COAST (named after ESTORIL, a town in the municipality, in the Greater Lisbon sub-region.


Boca-do-Inferno-Portugal


CASCAIS is easily reached from Lisbon by car or by frequent inexpensive commuter trains.  It has the ruins of a castle, and art and sea museum, as well as parks and the charming cobbled streets in the historic centre.

Guincho-beach


The town has many hotels and tourist apartments, and good restaurants of varying costs.  It is a fine base to use for those visiting Lisbon and…

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