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.


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.


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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