Dolce Cascais Guest House

Rua Joaquim Ereira, lote 4C, Bairro do Rosário, Cascais, 2750-390, Portugal
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Questions about practical things for the Euromeet

by marielexoteria

The Euromeet is approaching and I can only say "woohoo!" - at the same time it's a little scary for me, as a newbie not knowing what to expect. And this is the first solo trip I'm doing where I'm not staying at somebody's place...so I have some (dumb) questions:

- I read the Euromeet page regularly. I assume the CP tickets aren't valid on Carris buses or trams and to use those we have to buy bus/tram tickets, right? Or is there a card/ticket valid on both?

- Are there fountains with drinkable water like in Rome, or where could I refill a bottle if I bring one with me?

- Not exactly related to Cascais, but when I arrive at Cais do Sodré, how do I go to the Hard Rock Café Lisbon (Avenida da Liberdade, 2)? I collect t-shirts and would like to buy them on my private time (I don't wanna carry more stuff than I have to on the Lisbon tour :P)

TIA guys

Re: Questions about practical things for the Euromeet

by zuriga

I'm hardly an expert on Lisbon, but we were just there a few weeks ago, and our hotel was very close to the Hard Rock Cafe. You can either walk up or take a bus. We did that walk a few times and I would say it takes about 30 minutes, but of course there are many shops along the way, plus the lovely Rossio, so we took our time. I don't remember seeing drinking fountains, but I'm sure Antonio would know.

I am so sorry to be missing this meet. Lisbon and the surrounding towns are fantastic!

Re: Questions about practical things for the Euromeet

by Redang

Regarding the card, I'll try to find the ingo. And regarding the Hard Rock, it's far from Cais do Sodré, you can by the shirt either when you go from the airport to Cais do S, stop there, then to Cais do S again, or if you plan to visit Lisbon, do it them, it's close to anywhere in the city centre.

Re: Questions about practical things for the Euromeet

by cachaseiro

wait with your hard rock shirt until the day we visit central lisbon.
the hard rock cafe is located right in the center and i can show you where it is if you want and you can easily stop by on the tour around lisbon and get your shirt.

Re: Questions about practical things for the Euromeet

by Redang

For LisboaCard, check: http://www.askmelisboa.com/es/catalog/lisboa-card
How to get from the Airport to Cais do Sodré: http://www.ana.pt/portal/page/portal/ANA/AEROPORTO_LISBOA_CNT/?AE_LS=4728241&actualmenu=4745788&cboui=4728241

Re: Questions about practical things for the Euromeet

by a2lopes

Hola Mariel
by now you know everything about Hard Rock Café and how to get there
You know about CP tickets, etc
Regarding the drinking fountains there are some scattered by the town mostly on gardens and green spaces
You can refil your bottle either there or on any public toilet -the water runing there is drinkable except if otherwise stated.

Re: Questions about practical things for the Euromeet

by marielexoteria

Thank you all very much.

I can't wait to go down there and see a part of wonderful Portugal.

Re: Questions about practical things for the Euromeet

by cachaseiro

and we can't wait to meet wonderful mariel :O)

Re: Questions about practical things for the Euromeet

by nomad7890

So excited you're coming Mariel! Woohoo!

Re: Questions about practical things for the Euromeet

by marielexoteria

:D

I hope the weather gods smile on us and send good beach weather :D

Travel Tips for Cascais

Some history

by toonsarah

Although very much now a resort town, as well as an affluent commuter town for nearby Lisbon, Cascais still shows many glimpses of its past, from the early years as a fishing village (fishing boats still bob in water just off the main square), through the building of the (still standing) Citadela as part of the defences of the mouth of the River Tagus, to its nineteenth century discovery by the aristocracy, many of whose mansions also still remain.

From the Middle Ages, the Cascais economy was based on fishing, maritime commerce (it was a stop for ships sailing to Lisbon), and agriculture (wine, olive oil, cereals and fruits). Due to its location close to the estuary of the River Tagus, it was also seen as a strategic post in the defence of Lisbon, hence the development of a fortress or citadel here in the 15th and 16th centuries.

The great Lisbon earthquake of 1755 destroyed a large portion of the village, and in the following years it declined, and was for a while occupied by Napoleonic troops. But its growth as a fashionable resort and retreat from the city was stimulated in 1870 when the King, Luís I, converted the Citadela into a summer residence. Where the king led, the aristocracy followed, and several aristocratic palaces and mansions were built in the town. Some of the Art Nouveau houses built in the early years of the 20th century still stand, including this lovely house overlooking the harbour.

In 1926 the railway line from Lisbon to Cascais was electrified (the first to be so in the country), making it even easier for people to visit or even to move here. During the Second World War several Monarchs and Heads of State of a number of European countries sought refuge in here and in nearby Estoril, including the Duke of Windsor, King Umberto of Italy, King Carol II of Romania, Prince Juan of Spain, Count Henri of France. Others came too – aristocrats, politicians, actors, writers ... There were so many that the population increased by over 20,000 people between 1939 and 1946.

Today’s Cascais is a pleasing blend of history, tourism and everyday local life. The aristocracy may have moved on, but it is still a very pleasant and desirable place in which to live, as evidenced by the house prices I saw in the windows of local estate agents

General Info

by Redang

* Tourism Office
Rua Visconde da Luz, 14
- Tel: (+351) 21 486 82 04

* Internet:
- www.cm-cascais.pt
- www.cascais.net
- www.portugalvirtual.pt/_tourism/costadelisboa/estoril/index.html
- www.visiteestoril.com

SANTA MARTA LIGHTHOUSE & MUSEUM (c.1868)

by LoriPori

The SANTA MARTA LIGHTHOUSE or FAROL MUSEU DE SANTA MARTA, is still functional, but having been automated , it doesn't need constant maintenance anymore, so has been converted to the first museum dedicated to Portuguese coastal lighthouses.
The lighthouse (1868) has a square masonry tower with lantern. Adjacent to the lighthouse, are the ruins of the 17th century Forte De Santa Marta.
Open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day except Mondays and public holidays.

Cascais Police

by pieter_jan_v

Cascais has a number of different Police services:

PSP- Policia de Segurança Pública
Rua Afonso Sanches Nº 26 - 2750 Cascais
Tel: +351-21-4861127

PSP - Cascais Tourism Police Station
Rua Afonso Sanches Nº 26 - 2750 Cascais
Tel: +351-21-4863929

Security Police (PSP) Cascais
Rua Afonso Sanches Nº 29 - 2750 Cascais
Tel: 214 839 100

GNR- Guarda Nacional Repúblicana
Cascais

Police Maritime Department / Guarda Fiscal
Cascais
Tel: +351-21-4864500

BOCA DO INFERNO

by LoriPori

One lovely and sunny afternoon, Hans and I decided to do our walk to the BOCA DO INFERNO. You go past the Citadel, past the Marina, past Santa Maria House and you come to the walking/cycling path which runs along the sea. You will see fabulous views of Rock formations and then you come to the famous Boca do Inferno, no more than two kms outside of the town of Cascais. The Sea, on rough days, hammers into the Rock and creates a booming noise and a spectacular spray, thus creating it's name "Mouth of Hell". The sea was calm, so therefore there was no spray. But Hans and I have seen it though. In 1996, we were in Cascais in January and witnessed the phenomenon and it was awesome.
There is also a small market there, with vendors selling crafts, tablecloths and linens, leather shoes, slippers and bags, and an abundance of souvenirs. All reasonably priced.
There is also the restaurant "Boca do Inferno".

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