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.
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.
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.
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